To follow up their live-action debut 21 Jump Street, filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are heading back into the world of animation with Warner Bros.’ 3D tentpole Lego: The Piece of Resistance. And they’re luring some very funny stars to go along with them.

Parks & Rec star Chris Pratt landed the lead role in June, with Will Arnett and possibly Channing Tatum up for the roles of Lego Batman and Lego Superman, respectively. Now Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman have signed on to lend their voices to the animated 3D tentpole as well. More details after the jump.

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Everyone’s dream comic book meet up is finally happening on the big screen, but in a very unexpected place. Batman and Superman, whose characters have long danced around the chance of appearing together on screen, will both appear in Warner Bros. upcoming 3D Lego film, Lego: The Piece of Resistance directed by 21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller along with Robot Chicken director Chris McKay.

Will Arnett will voice Lego Batman and Channing Tatum has been approached to voice Lego Superman, but has yet to sign. Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation) has signed to voice the film’s lead Lego figure named Emmet. Read more about the story after the jump. Read More »

In 2014, a movie based on the popular LEGO toys will be in theaters, written and directed by 21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The road to that started several years ago when Warner Bros. took pitches from companies hoping to earn that same opportunity. Now one of rejected ideas has been revealed.

The pitch was from animation house Blur Studio, who’ve worked on games and movies such as Batman: Arkham City, The Force Unleashed, Avatar and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The company’s idea followed a LEGO man going out into the human world. After the jump, read more about the story and check out some additional concept images. Read More »

Get out that red pen and mark your calendar as several major movies just got release dates. The biggest one is Lego 3D, written and directed by 21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and co-directed by Chris McKay, which is now scheduled for February 14, 2014. 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, will be released a year earlier on April 12, 2013 and The Weinstein Company revealed release dates for a bunch of upcoming animated films such as Santapprentice, The Trick or Treaters and Leo the Lion. Read more about those films after the jump. Read More »

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