Mariah Carey may voice Commissioner Gordon in the The Lego Batman Movie. The singer is reportedly in talks with the producers for the spinoff, which is slated for a 2017 release.
Pop diva Mariah Carey is believed to be in talks with the producers of The Lego Batman Movie. However, she won’t be voicing the love interest of Batman or some female character. Instead, she could soon give out orders to the Gotham City police, while secretly collaborating with the Batman in the Lego spinoff of the famous Batman franchise, reported Deadline.
Warner Bros., the studio behind the spinoff, has attempted to keep any information about the animated movie completely confidential, but those familiar with the project indicated that Batman will once again be voiced by Will Arnett, and Alfred the lovable butler by Ralph Fiennes. The movie will also have a Batgirl, who will be voiced by Rosario Dawson, as well as a Robin. Michael Cera will lend his voice to Batman’s trusty sidekick. The Lego Batman Movie will also have the notorious Joker. Batman’s arch rival, who has a penchant for chaos, will be voiced by Zach Galifianakis.
Though the plot of the movie isn’t known, given the fact that Mariah Carey is the voice of Commissioner Gordon, the character may even belt out a tune, if the story calls for a song. Unlike last year’s The Lego Movie, which had multiple characters from various Hollywood hits, the highly-anticipated spin-off is expected to be centered on Batman and his crime-fighting ways that include fancy gadgets and non-lethal weaponry. Needless to say, the movie could feature the fancy Batmobile as well as the aerial “Tight Geometry Urban Pacification Vehicle,” which Batman calls “The Bat.” The animated feature is being directed by Chris McKay, who incidentally, made last year’s film as well.
Mariah Carey is no stranger to starring in movies or doing voice-overs. Earlier this year, the singer with a mellifluous voice agreed to work on project that’s based on a Christmas theme. The movie rights, bought pre-emptively by New Line Cinema from RatPac Entertainment, have writers David Diamond and David Weissman and producer Jon Shestack working on it. Carey is expected to star in the yuletide themed pic, which needless to add is right up her alley. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” song, which she wrote and sang, has become a global sensation and must-have holiday song. To date, the song has sold more than 14 million copies across the world, reported MSN.
Apart from singing and doing voice-overs, Carey is also directing her first film and recently appeared in a commercial for Game of War, a hugely popular game. Titled A Christmas Melody, the movie is being made specifically for the small screen. The production,which is shooting on location in Cincinnati, stars Lacey Chabert and Brennan Elliott and is expected to premiere on the Hallmark Channel in December, reported the Daily Mail.
On Halloween this year, Mariah Carey shared an adorable picture of her kids in Batman costumes. While Carey was dressed as a witch, her four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, dressed up as Batman and Batgirl respectively. It is quite apparent her kids would be thrilled at the prospect of their mom voicing one of the most important characters of the Batman movies.
At 45-years-old Mariah Carey has had a very busy year both romantically and professionally, reported New York Daily News. She recently moved into the Beverly Hills home of her billionaire boyfriend James Packer with her brood. According to TMZ, Carey instructed her staff to pack almost everything and had them move it into Packer’s mansion. Carey has been living only minutes away from Packer, but hers was a rented accommodation.
With The Lego Batman Movie, Mariah Carey is making a mark in the world of animated movies. Do you think she is the right choice to voice Commissioner Gordon?
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