The Lego Batman Movie stars Will Arnett and Ralph Fiennes have reprised their roles as Batman and Alfred Pennyworth, respectively, for a new PSA explaining how to stay safe and healthy amid the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The video, shared to the official LEGO Twitter page, opens with Arnett’s Batman doing push-ups — naturally. “Okay, so I hear you need my help,” the Caped Crusader says. “Something about a dude named Covid?” It is at this point that an off-camera Alfred informs his surrogate son of the situation, explaining that COVID-19 is a strain of Coronavirus currently running amok in the world.
After Alfred informs Batman that he cannot simply beat up COVID-19, details the risks that come along with the disease and reminds people that it’s okay to be scared, Batman gives viewers tips regarding what they can do to help slow the spread. “Look, you guys can be superheroes by simply listening to health experts and helping stop the spread of the virus — which is far less difficult than my job, fighting crime — but still super important,” the Dark Knight explains. “Remember the things that we can all do to help get us through this time safely. Wash your hands, maintain good social distancing and watch Lego Batman on repeat.”
When Batman asks Alfred how his speech was, the latter replies, “Exactly what I should have expected” — much to Batman’s satisfaction. The video ends with LEGO telling viewers that they can “be a superhero and help fight COVID-19.” The company also provides the link to CDC.gov/Coronavirus, where people can go to get more information on the disease.
Will Arnett made his voice debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in 2014’s The Lego Movie. He subsequently reprised his role in 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie, in which he was joined by Fiennes’ Alfred. Both Arnett and Fieness returned as the DC Comics characters in 2019’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
Will Arnett and Ralph Fiennes have reprised their Lego Batman roles for a new Coronavirus safety PSA.