Lego Batman gets his own movie

Lego Batman

Lego Batman is to star in his very own spin-off film.

Will Arnett will return as the voice of the Caped Crusader after his brilliant parody of Christian Bale's gruff growl in The Lego Movie, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Chris McKay, who supervised The Lego Movie, will direct the spin-off from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of best-selling novels Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

The Batman Lego film could even hit cinemas before the sequel to The Lego Movie, Warner Bros has announced.

The next big screen Lego project for release is Ninjago, based on the characters from the hit animation, in September 2016.