The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters this Friday, but Lego and Warner Animation Group are already hustling the next spinoff of The Lego Movie series. The first trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie — also set for release this year — is now on YouTube.
The Lego Ninjago Movie focuses on the toy company’s Ninjago line of sets, and tells the story of Lloyd the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), who must team up with the other Ninjago ninjas led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan) to defeat the evil Garmadon (Justin Theroux) who is also Lloyd’s father. If the trailer is anything to go by, it looks like the film will follow in the footsteps of The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie in offering a mix of clever meta-humor and the now signature Lego-style animation.
While the Ninjago theme may not have the same brand name recognition as Batman, Ninjago is massively popular with younger Lego fans. The movie is preceded by years of storylines and toys, including a Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV series.
The Lego Ninjago Movie is directed by Charlie Bean and hits theaters on September 22nd, 2017.