Sure, lots of people are looking forward to seeing Ben Affleck and Jared Leto playing the new Batman and Joker, but there’s another pair of actors who’ll soon portray the characters on the big screen. They’ll be in The Lego Batman Movie, which will be out on February 10, 2017.
Obviously, Will Arnett will once again be voicing Lego Batman, a role he originated in The Lego Movie. And today we learned Zach Galifianakis will provide the voice of Lego Joker in the film, which will be directed by Chris McKay. It was previously announced that Michael Cera will voice Robin.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed the first film and will produce this spin-off, previously explained that Lego Batman is unique in that he can incorporate and be aware of other Batmen out in the multiverse. That spawned speculation about possibly seeing other versions of the main character voiced by other Bat-actors. Whether or not that’ll happen remains to be seen, but the rest of the film is shaping up nicely.
In Galifianakis, you get a very specific kind of Joker: a little more wacky, a little less confident, and probably a lot funnier than the latest two cinematic incarnations. He should provide a good foil for Arnett, as each has amazing comedic timing.
Again, The Lego Batman Movie opens February 10, 2017.