The LEGO Batman Movie has found its Two-Face. It’s been more than more than 25 years since he played Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman, but Billy Dee Williams will finally get the chance to become (or at least voice) Two-Face in the animated movie.
Director Chris McKay broke the news on Twitter after a fan asked him if Williams would be voicing the character. Here’s the tweet.
He does https://t.co/sf1x4NtRzS
— Chris McKay (@buddboetticher) November 30, 2016
The actor portrayed Dent in the 1989 Batman movie, but he did not return in the sequel, Batman Returns. Instead, Tommy Lee Jones took over the role in Batman Forever, so we never quite got the chance to see Williams’ take on iconic Batman villain.
The actor joins a cast that so far includes Will Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn and Mariah Carey as Mayor McCaskill.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
The LEGO Batman Movie hits theaters on February 10, 2017.