It looks like “Star Wars” alum Billy Dee Williams will bring a little Lando Calrissian charm to “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Director Chris McKay confirmed on Twitter that Williams will, indeed, voice Two-Face in the upcoming film.
He does https://t.co/sf1x4NtRzS
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) November 30, 2016
Williams has long been rumored for the role, but McKay’s Tweet is the first official confirmation.
Williams is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the “Star Wars” films and even lent his voice to the character for “The LEGO Movie.” He was originally intended to become Two-Face in Tim Burton’s “Batman” franchise, even appearing as Harvey Dent in the 1989 film. However, he was replaced with Tommy Lee Jones when Joel Schumacher took over as director with “Batman Forever.” As such, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will finally give him an opportunity to play the character.
Williams’ Two-Face can be spied in the “Arkham Asylum” LEGO set, which will be available exclusively at Toys’R’Us starting on January 1, 2017. The set also includes the office for Dr. Harleen Quinzel (who eventually becomes Harley Quinn), four cells to imprison your mini-figs, a ward office, an X-ray scanner, a canteen, laundry rooms and a visitor’s room. Minifigs of Batman, Robin, Aaron Cash, Dr. Quinzel, Barbara Gordon, the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Catwoman and two Gotham City police officers will also be included in the set.
A spinoff of 2014’s “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” sees Will Arnett reprise his voice role as the Dark Knight, joined by Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Mariah Carey as the mayor of Gotham and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker. In the film, Batman discovers that if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
“The LEGO Movie” earned $469 million worldwide, and won an Academy Award for best original song for “Everything is Awesome.” A sequel is planned for Feb. 8, 2019, with another spinoff, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” set for release next year.
Arriving February 10, 2017, “The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith.
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