If you need any more proof that The LEGO Batman Movie is the Batman movie we deserve, and the one we need right now, check out this new bit of casting news.
Like most entertainment news nowadays, it was brought to us via a Twitter conversation. Chris McKay, the director of The LEGO Batman Movie, answered a question from a fan about if Billy Dee Williams would be playing Two-Face in the upcoming animated film.
The answer? Yes.
This may seem a bit random for people who don’t remember the Tim Burton Batman films. Williams, probably best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars movies, was cast as district attorney Harvey Dent pre-mental break. However, when the franchise switched directors–shamefully going from Burton to Joel Schumacher–he was replaced with Tommy Lee Jones. Jones got to act full villain, but sadly, we missed out on a Williams version.
But now, according to the director, Williams will finally get his chance to be Two-Face. It’s unclear how large his part will be, or if he’ll be able to go all-out with the role, but the casting is still a great Easter Egg for Batman fans.
Bravo, The LEGO Batman Movie creators.
— Chris J. Allan (@chrisjallan) November 30, 2016
Williams is just the icing on the cake when it comes to The LEGO Batman Movie’s casting. Will Arnett, who expertly voiced the Caped Crusader in The LEGO Movie, is returning, along with Michael Cera as Robin, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, and Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon. After the grim mess that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we’ll be happy to see a cornier, more humorous take on the character.
Expect to see The LEGO Batman Movie in theaters on Feb. 10, 2017.