Billy Dee Williams, who portrayed Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman, is returning as the character in The Lego Batman Movie. Director Chris McKay dropped the news on Twitter.
Although we never got to see Williams finish the character’s arc in the older Batman films, it’s a great nod to the fans for the actor to come back and do the voice.
“In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.”
The Lego Batman Movie is right around the corner. It hits theaters on February 10, 2017.