November 4, 2016: Superman is Batman’s Greatest Enemy in “The LEGO Batman Movie”

A new trailer for “The LEGO Batman Movie” was released today, and Superman makes a brief appearance.

In the trailer, when The Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) taunts Batman, the Caped Crusader responds with, “Superman is my greatest enemy.”

“Superman’s not a bad guy,” says a confused Joker, which forces Batman to admit: “Then I’d say that I don’t currently have a bad guy, I am fighting a few different people. I like to fight around.” Breaking the Joker’s heart.

“The Lego Batman Movie” opens February 20, 2017.

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November 4, 2016 6:43 pm

More “Batman fighting Superman” nonsense. I’m so tired of it.

November 5, 2016 1:24 pm

Exactly! BVS should have convinced WB’s management that DC fans want to see unity between our Superheroes not conflict… at least not yet. I know The Dark Knight Returns is one of the greatest stories ever told but ZACH SNYDER RUSHED IT. The whole point of the story was that Superman and Batman knew each other and the fight was never to the death, not really. Guess the WB was so desperate to take advantage of Marvel’s Civil War adaptation they just couldn’t help it. If they wanted a fight between Batman and Superman they should have read the original… Read more »

November 5, 2016 3:00 pm

I’m thinking that’s probably part of the point of the joke in the first place (since even the Joker is aware of the absurdity of it).
That said, I’m already more pumped for this than pretty much anything coming out of the DCCU. Sad and pathetic, I know, but honest.

November 5, 2016 1:53 pm

This looks real funny. I’m watching it.

November 6, 2016 5:12 pm

This looks like a LEGO version of “Holy Musical Batman”.

That is not inherently a bad thing, and I’m excited that Robin’s going to be in a Big Screen Movie for one, but dammit, did he have to be a joke?

November 8, 2016 10:30 am
Reply to  Adekis

To be fair, this is a family-oriented animated action-comedy, so I’m willing to cut Robin’s portrayal in this one some slack. But yeah, it does seem that when it comes to live-action WB just can’t take the idea of Batman having a boy sidekick seriously…which is unfortunate since, if you can get past CN’s penchant for treating the Teen Titans strictly as kiddie fare, most other animated versions of the character in recent years have been pretty straight-laced…even on “Batman: The Brave & The Bold”, of all shows.

November 9, 2016 11:33 pm
Reply to  Chiptooth

As I’ve said before, Robin is the single most important thematic element of the Batman mythos. WB’s inability to portray him seriously in any big-budget movie is a travesty.

But yeah, I’ll cut ’em some slack since Batman’s ALSO a joke in this cartoon comedy, haha. I just wish they’d, you know, “Kick-Ass” the Boy Wonder up a little. WB’s unwillingness to play Robin straight hurts the goodwill he’s built up among young fans in Young Justice and the original Teen Titans.