It’s not quite on the level of The Lego Batman Movie, but it’s nice to see DC and Lego’s line of straight-to-DVD movies expand a little bit beyond Batman.
Announced today, Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash will see Barry Allen have the worst day of his life (outside of the whole “murder of his mom” thing, I guess) when he wakes up to find that not only has he lost his connection to the Speed Force, but that a furious Justice League (who thinks he’s responsible for a series of pranks on them) has kicked him off the team. Bummer! But, it turns out this is all the work of the evil Reverse Flash, who’s decided to come back in time and be a jerk to Barry... well, again.
It’s all very cute, and there are a lot of fun moments in there—not just for Barry but for the rest of the league (including newcomers to the Lego DC movies Atom, Krypto, and Ace the Bathound!) But honestly, the best part of this movie isn’t in the trailer, but teased in the accompanying press release sent by Warner Bros. Animation:
LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash also features an original song, “It’s Magic,” written by Tim Kelly and Jeremy Adams, and performed with enthusiastic zest by the trio of The Flash (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), Zatanna (Kate Micucci) and Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson).
Oh my god. As this year has already proved, a musical Flash can be a very good thing indeed. Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash releases digitally February 6, with a Blu-ray and DVD release shortly after on March 13.