Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis also have voice roles in the film
Mariah Carey is the latest big name attached to The Lego Batman Movie.
The singer and occasional actress is reportedly in talks to provide the voice of Gotham’s police chief Commissioner Gordon, a character who has traditionally been portrayed as male. Ben McKenzie currently plays Commissioner Gordon in Batman prequel series Gotham, while Gary Oldman took on the role in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Carey would join an already impressive voice cast led by Will Arnett, who is reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Movie, as well as Michael Cera, who is voicing Robin, and Rosario Dawson, who is voicing Batgirl. Meanwhile, Ralph Fiennes has been cast as Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth and Zach Galifianakis will portray the Joker, Deadline reports.
Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is directing the spin-off, with The Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on board as producers. The spin-off has a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows).
The Lego Batman Movie, the first of three Lego-based films on the release slates, is set to open in cinemas on February 10, 2017. It will be followed by Ninjago, a Ninja-themed spin-off which will arrive on September 22, 2017, and then The Lego Movie Sequel, which is due on May 8, 2018.
Released last year, The Lego Movie was a surprise smash for Warner Bros, raking in more than $468million (£301million) at the box office worldwide. Tegan and Sara performed their hit song from the film, ‘Everything Is Awesome!!!’, at the Academy Awards in February.