Jackie Chan joins LEGO Ninjago Movie

Jackie Chan joins LEGO Ninjago Movie

Jackie Chan, Dave Franco and Michael Pena have joined the cast of 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie'.

Warner Bros. have announced the cast of the animated film - a spin-off from 2014's 'The Lego Movie' - and the Hong Kong action legend, 'Now You See Me' star and 'Ant Man' actor to voice the characters of Master Wu, Lloyd and Kai respectively.

Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and Fred Armisen complete the line-up as Nya, Jay, Zane and Cole.

The plot is set to follow six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago.

By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters and by day, they're ordinary teens struggling at high school.

'The Mindy Project's Rob Schrab will direct while Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will produce the movie, which is due for release in 2017.

The next Lego film to hit cinemas will be 'The Lego Batman Movie' - in which Will Arnett will return to voice the miniature version of The Caped Crusader - which will be released in February 2017.

Mariah Carey will be providing the voice for the Major of Gotham City, Rosario Dawson voices Barbara Gordon - the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon who later becomes Batgirl - and Ralph Fiennes as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth.

'The Lego Movie Sequel' is scheduled to come out in 2019.