The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Rosario Dawson will be providing the voice of Batgirl in Warner Bros.‘ The LEGO Batman Movie. For those that don’t know, Batgirl is actually Barbara Gordon, police commissioner Jim Gordon‘s daughter, who eventually concedes to the call of crime-fighting. Dawson is joining a cast that already features Will Arnett voicing Batman, Michael Cera voicing Robin, and Zach Galifianakis voicing The Joker. Judging by the cast roster alone, this feels like it’s going to be one hilarious movie. And being as it’s riding on the coattails (or bat wings, in this case), of The LEGO Movie, can you really expect any less?
There are no doubts that Dawson will be able to hold her own against these comedic heavy-hitters. She’s no stranger to both big and small screen adaptations of comic book titles, including Men in Black II, Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in the former, along with Daredevil, and the upcoming Jessica Jones and Luke Cage series in the latter. Her vocal talents have been highly sought after as well; she has a couple of animated DC straight to DVD movies under her belt such as Wonder Woman (where she voiced Artemis), and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (where she voiced Wonder Woman). She’ll also be lending her voice to the upcoming big screen adaptation of the video game Ratchet & Clank as the character Elaris.
The LEGO Batman Movie will be directed by Chris McKay, who was animation supervisor for The LEGO Movie; and Seth Grahame-Smith, creator of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter penned the script. Producing will be done by Dan Lin and The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller; both of whom are also in the process of developing an animated version of Spider-Man for Sony.
The LEGO Batman Movie is set to hit theaters May 26, 2017.