'The Lego Batman Movie': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Character

8:00 AM 2/10/2017

by Lexy Perez

Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Rosario Dawson, Mariah Carey and Billy Dee Williams join Will Arnett's Lego Batman world.

From the same team that worked on The Lego Movie comes The Lego Batman Movie, an animated adventure with Batman as the leading superhero.

Will Arnett reprises his role as the superhero, portrayed here as a stubborn vigilante refusing to have any help. In the new movie, Batman is faced with the challenge of taking down Gotham City’s biggest threat, the Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Desperate to defeat the colorful culprit, Batman must learn to sacrifice his pride and work with others to keep Gotham City safe.

The new group of characters ready to battle alongside Batman includes Ralph Fiennes’ loyal Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson’s brave Batgirl and Michael Cera’s sidekick Robin.

Find out more about the performers below. 

  • Will Arnett as Batman/Bruce Wayne

    Will Arnett reprises his role from The Lego Movie as the voice of the film’s leading character, Batman/Bruce Wayne. While in the first film, Batman added a comic relief and helped Emmet (Chris Pratt) take down evil tyrant Lord Business (Will Ferrell), this time around Batman has his own big-screen adventure. Batman returns to save Gotham City from being taken over by the Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Arnett also voiced characters in Despicable Me and Ratatouille

  • Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn

    Jenny Slate voices the Joker’s confidant, the mischievous Harley Quinn. It's not her first time voicing a role. She also is Tammy on the TV series Bob’s Burgers and had voice roles in The Secret Life of Pets (as the voice of Gidget) and Zootopia (as the voice of Bellwether). Slate will also voice a role in Despicable Me 3, set for release in June. 

  • Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth

    Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes voices the character Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s childhood legal guardian and butler in the DC Comics and action films. Never failing to provide comical relief with his somewhat sarcastic attitude, Pennyworth guides Bruce as he carries out his superhero duties. Fiennes recently voiced a character in Kubo and the Two Strings

  • Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon

    Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon and who later becomes fellow crime fighter Batgirl, is voiced by Rosario Dawson. Dawson next stars as Claire Temple in the Netflix original series The Defenders, premiering later this year.

  • Zach Galifianakis as The Joker

    Zach Galifianakis will voice Batman’s best-known foe, the Joker. In the film, the Joker attempts to take over Gotham City, but not without facing Batman first. The Hangover actor will next star in the films Tulip Fever and A Wrinkle in Time

     

  • Michael Cera as Robin/Dick Grayson

    Michael Cera voices Robin, the yang to Batman/Bruce’s yin. The Juno also has signed on to appear in Twin Peaks later  this year, as well as star alongside Rob Lowe and Salma Hayek in How to Be a Latin Lover, set for an April release.

  • Mariah Carey as Mayor McCaskill

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    Five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey voices Mayor McCaskill. In previous Batman adaptations, the mayor was male (Nestor Carbonell had the role in in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises). This will be Carey’s first animated film. 

  • Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face/Harvey Dent

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    Billy Dee Williams voices the character of Harvey Dent, Gotham City’s high-profile District Attorney disfigured by an attack made by one of Batman’s villains. Williams has starred in a variety of starring roles over the last 50 years, including Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise. This isn't Williams' first brush with Batman: He originally played Harvey Dent in 1989's Batman. He will next star as Tito in ABC's adaptation of the film Dirty Dancing.

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