Billy Dee Williams voicing Two-Face in The Lego Batman Movie

Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent

by James White |
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It's not often an actor is able to play the next iteration of their character nearly three decades after taking it on for the first time, but that's a chance Billy Dee Williams will get when he voices Bat-villain Two-Face in The Lego Batman Movie.

The animated movie's director Chris McKay announced the casting karma balance in answer to a question on Twitter (see below) and it means that Williams, who also voiced Lando Calrissian in The Lego Movie will finally realise a long-held dream.

Williams, see, agreed to play Gotham DA Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's Batman back in 1989 because he figured he'd eventually get portray Dent's fateful encounter with facial mangling that brings out his cackling, evil side. Sadly for him, when Joel Schumacher took over the Bat-movies, he went with Tommy Lee Jones to embody Two-Face.

So yes... The Lego Batman Movie, in addition to looking like a whole lot of fun, will deliver cinematic justice after all these years. Check out Williams talking up his hopes for the role in a Batman bonus feature...

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