May 24, 2017

LEGO Batman 2 game hints at possible Justice League movie?

By Sean O’Connell We don’t do a lot of video game news here on the site, but this bit of information has us pretty excited about a playable game (and the impact it might have on future movies).

The LEGO franchise has transitioned beautifully into the video game format, delivering winning installments of Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and Batman over the years. Now MTV reports that “LEGO Batman 2” is on its way, and it will expand the universe to include other DC Comics heroes.

“While the original game allowed you to play as either Batman or Robin, ‘Lego Batman 2’ will also feature Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. It’s like a mini Justice League – except for some reason this Justice League is eerily mute and made of plastic,” the site reports.

What does this mean for movies? Well, we believe that a “Justice League” feature is possible at some point down the road … particularly if Joss Whedon’s “Avengers” experiment works this summer. You know DC is looking at Marvel’s summer tentpole to see if the multi-hero template works. And introducing a blend of that group – even in a video game – only helps make them a household name that could become a profitable movie some day soon.

“Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes” has a planned launch window of Summer 2012, releasing across every major platform including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo DS, and PC.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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