Channing Tatum will be voice of Superman in ‘The Lego Movie’

Billed as 'the greatest movie ever assembled', it opens in cinemas on February 14, 2014

Channing Tatum has joined the voice cast of The Lego Movie.

He’ll voice the role of Superman in the forthcoming computer-animated comedy, the film’s directors announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 21). Meanwhile, Jonah Hill and Cobie Smulders have also been added to the voice cast and will play Green Lantern and Wonder Woman respectively.

Billed as “the greatest movie ever assembled”, the story follows an average Lego minifigure called Emmet as he’s mistaken for an extraordinary and all-powerful “MasterBuilder”. He’s then sent on a mission to defeat an evil tyrant who’s plotting to destroy the universe by gluing it together – a task, the synopsis teases, that Emmet is “hopelessly and hilariously underprepared for”.

Emmet is voiced by Parks And Recreation‘s Chris Pratt, while the impressive voice cast also includes Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offernan and Alison Brie. Arrested Development star Will Arnett provides the voice of another superhero, Batman.

The Lego Movie was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, with Chris McKay (Robot Pigeon) serving as co-director. Lord and Miller also wrote the screenplay. The film is set to open in cinemas on February 14, 2014 and you can watch the first trailer below.