Even though there have already been several cheap direct-to-video LEGO Batman and DC superhero movies, it sounds like Warner is ready to take the franchise to the big screen.
Building off the success of The LEGO Movie (where Batman was a character), The Hollywood Reporter says Warner is developing a Batman spin-off from the LEGO Movie for a 2017 release:
Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, was initially set to direct that project’s sequel. However, the movie is being pushed back and McKay is now helming the Lego Batman movie, which is being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
The sequel to The LEGO Movie is also set for a 2017 release, so it’s not known which of the two will release first. Will Arnett will return to voice Batman, and we can only hope his awesome theme song comes along as well.