The Lego Batman Movie: Zach Galifianakis to voice The Joker alongside Will Arnett

The Hangover actor's Joker is likely to be funnier than other recent portrayals

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There may be growing hype around Jared Leto playing the Joker, but another version of the iconic psychopathic supervillain has comic book fans excited too.

Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Birdman) has been announced as the voice of The Joker in the amazing-sounding The Lego Batman Movie, joining Will Arnett who reprises his role as Lego Batman from the The Lego Movie.

Chris McKay is directing the film after overseeing animation on the original and Michael Cera is voicing Batman's sidekick Robin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seth Grahame-Smith is writing the script.

Batman in the original The Lego Movie


Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of the first movie and producers of this spin-off, have explained why Lego Batman is so damn cool.

Basically, he has an acute awareness of other Batmen out there and is able to incorporate different versions of his character. Whether or not we'll be hearing from other famous Batman actors remains to be seen, but that would take things to another level of awesome.

Galifianakis' Joker is likely to be funnier than Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson's terrifying big screen portrayals, him being a stand-up comedian and all, so expect some belly laughs in this one.


The one downside is that you'll have to wait until 10 February 2017 to see it.