Lego Batman Movie: Billy Dee Williams Cast As Two-Face
Billy Dee Williams has finally been given the chance to play notorious Batman rascal Two-Face again in the upcoming "The Lego Batman Movie."
The actor, who is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the "Star Wars" film franchise, will return to the role once more of Harvey Dent, the civilian alter-ego of Two-Face. This was actually confirmed when a fan asked director Chris McKay if Williams will voice the iconic villain, and the director responded in the affirmative.
Additionally, eagle-eyed fans were able to spot Two-Face in the movie's tie-in Lego sets. The characters design, the fans say, had a resemblance to Williams' Two-Face, according to IGN.
The "Star Wars" legend originally played the role in 1989 in the film "Batman" directed by Tim Burton. He had hoped that he would be brought back in for the franchise's third installment "Batman Forever," even though he only signed a one-time deal to play the character. However, Two-Face went to Tommy Lee Jones after Joel Schumacher took over directorial duties, according to The Verge.
Williams has long been vocal about his frustrations of not being given the opportunity to provide his own take on the district attorney turned psychotic crime boss. But his involvement in the "The Lego Batman Movie" will add to his legacy, according to Digital Spy.
Besides Williams' Two-Face, Zach Galifianakis will also be on board the "The Lego Batman Movie" to lend his voice for another iconic Batman villain - The Joker. Other Batman rogues such Harley Quinn will also be part of the movie.
"Lego Batman Movie" will feature the voice talents of Will Arnett, who will voice Batman himself. Michael Cera will voice Batman's young ward Robin. Ralph Fiennes will voice Batman's loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth while Rosario Dawson will lend her voice to Batgirl.
"The Lego Batman Movie" will be released in theaters on Feb. 20, 2017.
Watch the teaser trailer for the film below:
Also check out this interview of Williams about Star Wars below: