Warner Bros. Pictures and USA Today
has revealed some new images for The LEGO Ninjago Movie including Lord Garmadon, voiced by Justin Theroux. The black-helmeted, four-armed supervillain aims to rule over Ninjago City, and a team of teenage ninjas — led by his estranged son, Lloyd Garmadon (Dave Franco) — aim to stop the operatic sociopath.
“It’s about a son having to live with this father who’s a threat to Lego-manity (but) more about the son’s journey of forgiving him and learning to accept him for who he is,"
Lloyd is a seemingly unremarkable kid in his daily life, but when he becomes the masked Green Ninja of the Ninjago superteam, “he has much more confidence ... and wants to do everything he can to protect his home,”
Also in his squad: the hotheaded Kai (Michael Peña), robot Zane (Zach Woods), über-rad Cole (Fred Armisen), insecure Jay (Kumail Nanjiani) and strong-willed Nya (Abbi Jacobson). “They may be really cool as ninjas and the Ninjago world adores them, but at school they’re the geeks and nerds who are ignored."
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.
The film stars the voices of Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Justin Theroux is Garmadon, Dave Franco plays Lloyd and Olivia Munn is Lloyd’s mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen voices Cole, Abbi Jacobson plays Nya, Kumail Nanjiani is Jay, Michael Peña is Kai and Zach Woods voices Zane.
"The LEGO Ninjago Movie" is directed by Charlie Bean and written by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman. The movie is slated to open nationwide on September 22nd, 2017.