Mariah Carey lends her voice to Lego Batman Movie

The singer-songwriter is set to join a voice cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson and Michael Cera in Lego Movie spin-off

Mariah Carey is the latest big name to join the voice cast of The Lego Batman Movie, the spin-off/crossover film that was put into production following the surprise success of The Lego Movie in 2014.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the singer has signed up for the role of the mayor of Gotham City, contradicting Deadline’s suggestion that she will play Commissioner Gordon. Carey joins an extensive cast, including Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl), Michael Cera (Robin) and Zach Galifianakis (Joker). Will Arnett, whose comedy chops made such an impression as Batman in The Lego Movie, is to return in the same role.

Carey has enjoyed only a sporadic film career, despite stellar success as a singer and songwriter over three decades. Her first screen appearance was as an opera singer in the Chris O’Donnell romcom The Bachelor in 1999, and is still most identified with the 2001 musical Glitter, in which she played an aspiring singer. Carey won plaudits for her work in 2009’s Precious, in which she played a social worker.


Andrew Pulver

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Bricking it: why the Lego movie franchise is on shaky foundations
The Lego Ninjago Movie can’t hope to live up to the standard of either the original film or Lego Batman. Has quality already been sacrificed to quantity?

Stuart Heritage

03, Oct, 2017 @11:37 AM

Article image
The Lego Batman Movie review – relentlessly funny superhero parody
Will Arnett voices a brilliantly gruff, macho, humourless Dark Knight in this expressive, cinematic and subversive Gotham City satire

Steve Rose

04, Feb, 2017 @11:00 AM

Article image
Rosario Dawson to voice Batgirl in Lego Batman movie
Kids actor will play the masked crimefighter in spin-off from 2014 animated smash The Lego Movie

Ben Child

19, Oct, 2015 @9:41 AM

Article image
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part review – even more awesome
Duplo figures from outer space threaten the world of Lego in a ceaselessly inventive, eyeball-popping, nonstop gag-storm

Peter Bradshaw

28, Jan, 2019 @3:52 PM

Article image
The Lego Movie quick out of the blocks with $69m US opening weekend
Animation starring Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell records second biggest February debut of all time

Henry Barnes

10, Feb, 2014 @12:25 PM

Article image
Zach Galifianakis to play the Joker in Lego Batman movie
The Hangover star is in final talks to voice the villain to Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader in the Lego Movie spin-off

Benjamin Lee

13, Aug, 2015 @8:48 AM

Article image
The Lego Movie – review

Mike McCahill: This imaginative and delightful film doesn't think outside the box so much as operate on another astral plane

Mike McCahill

13, Feb, 2014 @9:10 PM

Article image
The Lego Batman Movie review – funny, exciting and packed with gags
This sophisticated pop culture adventure set in a world of Lego bricks just might rescue DC Comics’ battered reputation

Peter Bradshaw

09, Feb, 2017 @11:00 PM

Article image
Michael Cera to voice Robin in Lego Batman movie
The caped crusader’s crime-fighting partner returns to the big screen for the first time since 1997’s ill-fated Batman and Robin

Ben Child

17, Jul, 2015 @10:41 AM

Article image
The Lego Movie – a toy story every adult needs to see

Playfully subversive and countercultural, the Lego Movie satirises surveillance culture and our modern-day neoliberal struggles

Ben Walters

11, Feb, 2014 @1:47 PM