Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jackie Chan has shown off a lot of impressive moves and battled a lot of formidable foes over the course of his career. But in the first clip from The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short, his tiny plastic counterpart meets his match… in the form of an annoying little chicken voiced by Abbi Jacobson.
The short film, which premieres in front of Warner Animation Group’s Storks later this fall, looks plenty fun in its own right. But it also represents our best look yet at The Lego Ninjago Movie, the Lego Movie spinoff featuring Chan as a kung fu master who must lead his mentees against the evil warlord Garmadon. Justin Theroux narrates The Master, although you won’t hear him in this particular scene. Watch the Lego Ninjago short clip below.
USA Today shared the first The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short clip.
The overall look of the Lego Ninjago short isn’t so different from The Lego Movie — it’s not hard to imagine Ninjago City as yet another land that Emmet and company might have visited in The Lego Movie. Chan may be a martial arts legend, but Wu can only move his little plastic limbs in so many directions. Which could be a bit of an issue. After all, if Wu can’t even defeat a pesky chicken, what chance does he have of taking on an evil warlord?
Chan will reprise his role as Wu for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Jacobson and Theroux return as well, but in different roles: Theroux voices the villain Garmadon, and Jacobson is the ninja Nya. Dave Franco leads the cast as Llooyd the Green Ninja, and Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, and Zach Woods voice the rest of the ninja team. Olivia Munn voices Lloyd’s mother. Here is the official synopsis:
In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.
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