Chris McKay Talks Dan Harmon’s Defeated Lego Batman Movie Script

The LEGO Batman Movie

When someone thinks they have a good sequel in their hands, they do one of two things: Compare it to The Godfather: Part II or compare it to The Empire Strikes Back. Tomorrow the war and lego batman movie director Chris McKay does the first. He also throws Dan Harmon’s name as a buddy in the water. It’s not something people do to promote sequels, but it’s sure to whet the appetite for a fishy dinner that never comes.

In a recent interview with ColliderMcKay leaked some juicy bits about his 2017’s nearly dead sequel lego batman movie. Written by Dan Harmon and Michael Waldron, McKay says the script looks like, get this, The Godfather: Part II and boogie nightswhich we assume is Batman’s monster pig and not his cunnilingus skills because Batman doesn’t eat outhe only gets drive-thru.

“Dan [Harmon] and [Michael] Waldron had done an early draft of the script which was really great,” McKay said. “It was truly epic…both from an action perspective and a story perspective. The structure was Godfather Part 2…a story about Batman’s relationship with the Justice League (and Superman) now as well as the formative moments of the Justice League (and Batman’s relationship with Superman) back then.

Unfortunately, we will probably never see this film. In 2020, Universal acquired the rights to Lego, opening up the ability for Harry Potter and Dominic Toretto to make appearances in Lego movies, but not for members of the Warner Bros. library. This also explains, we suppose, why the nuns at Ken Russell Devils appear in the space jam sequel (you can’t let IP go to waste – it spoils).

Even more discouraging, McKay said the sequel, bolstered by the success of In the spider verse, would have been even more of a real Batman movie. “The studio was wary of lego batman being a real Batman movie, I was constantly told to hold back,” he said. “The audience and the following films like Into the Spider-Verse, proved them wrong. I would have quadrupled to make it a real Justice League movie with lots of jokes, cameos, cross-plots, references, etc. It would have been a very dense film as humanly possible. He keeps on:

“We’ve had a lot of great voice actors from The Lego Movie and LEGOBatman. The villain was going to be Lex Luthor and OMAC. There’s more, of course (lots of Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Lois). There was also going to be a big crossover at some point in the movie that you can only do in a Lego movie. I’m sure you can guess what it was. The thing that will probably never happen in a live action movie.

Join now David Lynch Return of the Jedi and Stanley Kubrick NapoleonDan Harmon’s lego batman is in the pantheon of movies that were never made, but people will be wondering about it for the rest of time. Well, maybe it’s not in this pantheon, but we wish we could have seen it. At least co-author Michael Waldron shared the very very good cover page for the script. Take advantage of the coverage. That’s all we get.


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