While the velvet-voiced Billy Dee Williams never actually got to play the twisted incarnation of Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman after initially portraying the idealistic district attorney, but he'll soon get a chance to engage the scarred psyche of Dent's evil alter-ego, Two-Face, in next year's The LEGO Batman Movie.
With Burton sidelined for the third installment of the Batman franchise in 1995, Joel Schumacher cast Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, resulting in the Academy Award-winning actor's most embarrassing role of his career.
Today, director Chris McKay confirmed that Williams will indeed provide the voice for Batman's mutated nemesis in next year's sequel to The LEGO Movie, allowing Star Wars' legendary Lando Calrissian to finally fulfill his desires to inhabit that classic character.
Here's the Twitter exchange between a fan and the director revealing the vocal casting of Williams.
Produced by The LEGO Movie's Chris Miller and Phil Lord, The LEGO Batman Movie also stars the vocal talents of Will Arnett (Batman) Zach Galifianakis (Joker), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Rosario Dawson (Barbara Gordon/Batgirl), Michael Cera (Dick Grayson/Robin) and Mariah Carey (Gotham Mayor McCaskill).
Are you glad Williams is providing the menacing lines for Two-Face? The LEGO Batman Movie snaps into theaters on Feb. 10, 2017.
(Via Flickering Myth)