The Lego Batman Movie is one week away, and the perfect pump-up to hold us over is the newly released soundtrack, leading with a song by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump called "Who's the (Bat)Man?" You'll also catch new and old tracks from DNCE, Cutting Crew, and Alesso and Tove Lo.
Oh: Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine, too, which, if you haven't been acquainted...listen to "Man in the Mirror" immediately. They also did a rework of The Lego Movie's "Everything Is Awesome," but it's instrumental. Womp.
Listen to the soundtrack below; disc one (tracks 1-12) is the soundtrack, disc two (tracks 13-28) is the original score by Lorne Balfe (Terminator Genisys, Home).
Can we talk a little more about "Who's the (Bat)Man?" though? Like how Batman takes credit for the guitar solo and sings stuff like, "Who has the tricked out ride? (Batman!) / Who does the sickest backflips? (Batman!)"? Okay, good. We talked about it.
The Lego Batman Movie features Will Arnett as the Dark Knight, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, Mariah Carey as the Mayor (!) and Michael Cera as Robin. It's the second feature from director Chris McKay, whose last, 2wks, 1yr, came 15 years ago.
In non-toy Batman news, Ben Affleck announced this week that he's not directing The Batman anymore. Also, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was just nominated for eight Razzies, the awards honoring the worst in movies. Hopefully Lego Batman does better.
Take a time machine and revisit our Patrick Stump interview from way back: