'The Lego Batman Movie' Voice Cast Is A Delightful Pop Culture Mishmash
The Lego Batman Movie has finally hit theaters, and it's getting some rave reviews. In large part, that is due to the incredible storytelling and stunning animation that has always been a critical part of the DNA of the Lego films. The other secret ingredient, of course, is the casting. The voice cast of The Lego Batman Movie is completely genius, and goes a long way toward making the film such a great piece of movie magic.
One of the best things about the Lego movies is how utterly fun and creative they are, and the cast they've assembled to do voice work for this newest film is perfect for that. Many of them are lifelong comedians, but they all have different niches and skills and bring totally unique energy to their work. The Lego Batman Movie's voice cast features plenty of serious, traditional actors and performers as well as comedic ones, but the whole group is able to let go and be goofy. I'm not sure if the cast ever got to record while in the same room as one another (often for animated films, they do their voice work separately), but if they did, I bet it was an absolutely blast.
Check out the kooky and brilliant pop culture icons that make up the cast of The Lego Batman Movie below, and tell me you aren't sold.
The Batman himself is voiced by Arnett, and his outlandish roles in Arrested Development and Bojack Horseman suggest he'll be a perfect fit for adding some humor to moody broody Bruce Wayne.
He of the soft face and youthful voice voices Batman's ingenue sidekick Robin.
Dawson, known for butt-kicking action roles, is an awesome choice to voice the character of Batgirl.
The man who once played the evil Voldemort is on the side of good this time as Batman's brilliant butler and advisor, Alfred Pennyworth.
Bringing some actual jokes to the character of the Joker is the comedian and star of Between Two Ferns and The Hangover.
I thought Margot Robbie was the perfect Harley Quinn, but the fantastic Slate (Obvious Child, Parks and Recreation) voices her in the Lego Batman Movie and now it's, like, really hard to choose.
You may know him as the... intense character of Rafi from The League, or from roles in How To Be Single, Dirty Grandpa, and Neighbors. Mantzoukas voices The Scarecrow.
Iconic talk show host and renowned ginger O'Brien will take on the role of another Batman baddie, The Riddler.
Comedian and weed aficionado (he did a whole movie called Super High Me) Benson voices evil villain Bane, which is something I never knew I desperately wanted until just now.
Billy Dee Williams
Williams has been a staple in Hollywood for decades and he's the voice of complex Batman villain Two-Face.
Kravitz, most recently seen in The Divergent Series, Dope, and as Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be voicing the utterly cool Catwoman.
Micucci, who is one half of the comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates and recently starred in Don't Think Twice, voices a droopy-looking character named Clayface.
Lindhome is in fact the other half of Garfunkel and Oates (they are so funny together, guys), and she'll be taking on Poison Ivy.
Ralph Fiennes may have played the live-action Voldemort, but legendary British comedian and queer icon Izzard voices Lego Voldemort in this movie. I have no idea why Voldemort is in The Lego Batman Movie, but I love it.
Green voices King Kong, because sure, why not.
One half of the beloved Flight of the Conchords and more recently, Sarah Jessica Parker's granola-making side-dude on Divorce, Clement is bringing the character of Sauron to life in The Lego Batman Movie.
In perhaps my favorite IMDB credit, Ellie Kemper, of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame, is voicing the character of Phyllis. Who is not explained. We know nothing about Phyllis. Yay Phillis!
Tatum busts out his comedic chops as Superman, and I hope to god fans get to see some Lego Superman abs. I will giggle.
Tatum's co-star in 21 Jump Street is the voice of the Green Lantern.
The Workaholics and Pitch Perfect star brings his voice to the character of The Flash.
Yes, you read that right. Mimi is winning hearts as the voice of Mayor McCaskill.
It's hard to think of a more offbeat and creative bunch of performers, which is exactly what makes The Lego Batman Movie such a blast.