The Lego Universe has just found the perfect Batgirl for itself, and bizarrely fascinating choice for Joker. Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming “Lego: Batman,” will use the vocal talents of Rosario Dawson and Zach Galifianakis as Batgirl and Joker respectively. Here is why we think that Dawson is the perfect fit for this role. Read on for more details.
First off, Dawson is no stranger to comic-book movies, having played comic characters from ten years ago. It was when comic-book films were not even a thing. Her first such character was the incredible Gail, in Robert Rodriguez adaptation of Frank Miller’s “Sin City.”
In fact, in many ways, Dawson is the ultimate comic book hipster, having written and starred in her own comic mini series “Occult Crimes Taskforce” (OCT).
In OCT, Dawson look-alike Sophia Ortiz protects New York from werewolves, demons and all kinds of supernatural threats. With this on her resume, we expect protecting Gotham City will be a walk in the park for our new Batgirl.
This is not Dawson’s first foray into the DC Universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she already having provided her ample vocal talents to Wonder Woman in DC’s “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” and “Artemis in Wonder Woman.”
Besides, fans are just tickled to see Daredevil’s girlfriend on the “Daredevil” TV series and take on the cape and cowl and become Batgirl. Its second season just finished filming.
On the other hand, “Hangover” and “Due Date” star Zach Galifianakis does not seem like the obvious choice to lend his pipe to Joker. Galifianakis does have some very big clown-shoes to fill, as the animated Joker has largely been voiced by Mark Hamill, in a way that most fans consider perfect.
Galifianakis and Dawson will be joining Will Arnett’s Batman and Michael Sera’s Robin for “Lego Batman”, which is being helmed by Chris McKay, Cinema Blend is reporting.
“Lego: Batman” will biff-bam-pow his way into theaters on Feb 10, 2017.
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