LEGO Batman Director On Casting Two-Face

If you haven't seen the movie yet and don't want to know who voiced Two-Face, then go away before it's ruined for you.

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The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris Mckay talked with EW.com about a variety of different topics including which villains he wasn't able to use and what it was like pitching Alfred to Ralph Fiennes and explaining how Voldemort was in it and even working with J. K. Rowling. But one of the most interesting thing had to be choosing the actor to voice the character of Two-Face. For fans of a certain age who watched the Tim Burton Batman movie, we remember Billy Dee Williams playing Harvey Dent. How many fans could miss that Lando Calrissian was in the movie and playing a known character? McKay happened to be one of those fans:

Being able to cast Billy Dee Williams [as Two-Face]. As a kid, when I saw the Tim Burton Batman movie, I knew enough about all the characters that when I saw they cast him as Harvey Dent, I was so excited because I thought they're going to play this long game where in the next movie or two movies down the line, he would show up and have this great arc from good guy to bad guy! And then when the third movie came around and not only had the cast changed, but there was no arc — it's just suddenly Tommy Lee-Jones as Two-Face — I was really bummed out. So to be able to cast somebody in that way was great. I mean, the first thing he said when he showed up on set was, 'Oh, I finally get to play the role I was hoping I was going to play.' I felt really proud about that. It felt good to fulfill something from my childhood that always felt like a missed opportunity or just a bummer.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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