Three years ago, #TheLegoMovie took the world by storm. People were shocked with not only how well it did at the box office, but how good the movie was in general.
One of the film's biggest positive notes was Will Arnett's hilarious depiction of Batman. It was different from anything that anyone had seen before. There was a sense of humor from the #DarkKnight that shouldn't have worked, yet it did.
In fact, it made him so popular that he got his own movie in Lego form that swings into theaters this week and it's already getting fantastic reviews.
(Check out the trailer below.)
The great thing about both Legos and the #DC Universe is that the possibilities are nearly infinite. Meaning, if Lego and Warner Bros. wanted, they could release a whole series of films based on DC superheroes living in a world of those beloved brightly-colored plastic bricks.
#Batman is a great character to launch a Lego DC Superheroes franchise, but there are plenty of iconic characters who would make excellent choices to help build (pun intended) a DC Universe the likes of which we've never seen on screen before.
The following six DC properties would be perfect picks to get Lego movies of their own and snap together (See what I did there?) one spectacular #superhero universe.
6. Teen Titans
Ever since they were introduced back in the 1960s the #TeenTitans have been one of the most popular teams in #DCComics history. They've been so popular that there have been several great TV shows based on the group, such as Teen Titans and #YoungJustice. However, the current depiction of the team in Teen Titans Go! is considered by many fans to be one of the worst adaptations of the team we've ever seen.
That being said, to erase those mistakes, the best way to make fans forget how bad Teen Titans Go! is would be to make a movie about them set in the Lego universe. Luckily, The Lego Batman Movie already introduced us to two members of the Titans. Robin, the leader of the Titans, is set to be a main character in the movie and #Cyborg is featured as part of the #JusticeLeague. So, all that needs to be done is to establish that Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy are also in this universe.
A Teen Titans Lego movie would also be an opportunity to have some fun with one of the Titan's biggest enemies, Deathstroke.
5. The Flash
In recent years #TheFlash has become one of the most popular DC superheroes. The Scarlet Speedster owes a portion of his newfound fame to his hit TV show on the CW.
He's witty, and usually the first one to a punchline. However, what would really make a Flash Lego movie stand out from the rest are his villains.
Other than Batman, nobody has a rogues gallery like the fastest man alive. There are basic villains that even casual fans know about like Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd, but there are also sillier ones such as Rainbow Raider and Pied Piper.
The great thing about a Lego universe is they can mix and match the most iconic villains with the most ridiculous and Lego Batman viewers will notice how well that works. In addition to the Joker, that film will introduce lesser-known villains such as Kite Man and Calendar Man for maximum campy entertainment value.
The same formula would absolutely work for The Flash.
4. Green Lantern
If you're looking for a story with diversity and fun colors, look no further than #GreenLantern. The various Green Lantern comics, going back all the way to 1940, are some of the most original ever written. Not only that, but the number of characters that have been introduced through the adventures of the emerald ring-slingers is insane.
One of the smartest things the video game Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham did was introduce players to a ton of characters, both major and minor. The video game also included the spectrum of lantern corps and introduced players to the colorful side of the DC cosmos.
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Because the Green Lantern Corps is not just one person, but rather a giant group of people, the movie can focus on literally any of the Green Lanterns from Earth such as Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, or all of them at once. And then there are the many other Lantern Corps, both good and bad, as well. Blue, Violet, Yellow, Red – the possibilities are as endless as the galaxy when it comes to a Lego Green Lantern movie.
3. Suicide Squad
It's hard to root for a villain most of the time, but sometimes, you like them so much you can't help it. That's generally the case when it comes to the #SuicideSquad.
When the live-action Suicide Squad movie came out last summer, it received mixed reviews, but one thing most fans agreed on was the feeling that the film didn't have a good balance between fun and serious. The Suicide Squad is meant to be fun and what better way to make this team entertaining on the big screen than by placing them in a Lego DC Universe?
One of the best things about the Lego movies is how they handle villains and every single villain in the Lego Batman Movie is bright, colorful and campy.
Three members of the Squad have already appeared in Lego form if you include the Joker, but imagine how amazing it would be if the rest of the team appeared onscreen?
The way The Lego Movie dealt with elements like lava and water was so cool and a Lego #Aquaman movie could take full advantage of those kinds of environments.
It would also be the perfect opportunity to introduce some large-scale Lego creatures.
Speaking of creations on a large scale, it's impossible to not think about the awesomeness that would be Aquaman's home, Atlantis, in all its Lego glory. The image of that location brought to life on the screen in plastic-brick form would make any die-hard DC fan wet themselves a little bit.
The film could even take some of the sillier aspects for which Aquaman has been ridiculed throughout his history (He talks to fish.) and amplify them for laughs.
1. Justice League
There have been several attempts to do direct-to-video Lego #JusticeLeague films. The problem is they're just not that good. One big reason for that is the creators of those lower quality films seem to forget one key element: Legos. If you're going to create a Lego movie, you either make it all Legos, or you don't do it at all.
The attention to detail in The Lego Movie is outstanding. It's that kind of attention to detail that the Justice League needs in a Lego movie. Imagine Superman or Darkseid being thrown through a giant Lego building and as they go through you see all of the Lego bits and pieces flying every were. That wouldn't just be awesome, it would be epic and the Justice League is nothing if not epic.
Previous live-action DC superhero movies have been way too dark, and that is not what the Justice League needs to be. It seems that the upcoming DC movies might be taking a different turn to be more positive, but what we really need is a Justice League movie that is light, uplifting, and FUN. There's no better way to do that than with Legos.
So what do you think? Which DC character would you like to see have their own Lego movie? Are there any other franchises that you want to have their own Lego movie? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.