Mariah Carey will voice Commissioner Gordon for The LEGO Batman Movie
Your eyes do not deceive you Bat-fans! Deadline reports that Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey will provide the voice for Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie. She joins a cast that includes Will Arnett as the titular Dark Knight, Michael Cera as Robin the boy wonder, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
Most well known for her storied music career, for which she has received countless awards recognition including 20 American Music Awards, 32 Billboard Music Awards, and five Grammy Awards, Carey has also appeared on screen, mostly notably in 2009’s Precious. Carey has previously lent her voice to episodes of “The Proud Family” and “American Dad!” but this would mark her first voice acting role in a feature film.
The LEGO Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay will direct The LEGO Batman Movie, which features a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith (who will direct The Flash for Warner Bros. Pictures). Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie and are also developing an animated version of Spider-Man for Sony, will produce the film along with Dan Lin.
The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters on May 26, 2017.
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter‘s Borys Kit says that Mariah Carey’s role is not Commissioner Gordon, but instead Gotham’s mayor:
This just in: Mariah Carey is NOT playing Commissioner Gordon but rather Gotham’s mayor.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) November 9, 2015
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