On the 60s ‘Batman’ TV series, the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder tussled with a super villain named ‘The Siren’ (played by Joan Collins, no less!) who used her hypnotic voice to enslave her male victims. Real life siren, Mariah Carey has used her supernaturally versatile voice to enslave millions of music buyers, becoming one of t he best selling artists of all time. Now, the mom of four year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, is lending her platinum pipes to a new venture, ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.
Carey will voice the mayor of Gotham City. ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ is a spinoff from 2014’s surprise hit ‘The LEGO Movie’ with Will Arnett reprising his voice acting role as the title hero, depicted in this version as a cocky jerk. The movie will be directed by Chris McKay (‘Robot Chicken’) with a script by Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’).
In addition to Arnett, Carey joins a veritable Justice League of Hollywood A-Listers including Michael Cera as Robin/Dick Grayson, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
Nothing has been revealed about Carey’s role, not even how prominently she will be featured.
Also no word on whether or not Carey will contribute to the soundtrack. (‘Everything Is Awesome’ from ‘The LEGO Movie’ performed by Tegan and Sara was nominated for an Academy Award.) If so, here’s hoping for something more along the lines of ‘Honey’ and not so much ‘Vision of Love.’
While Commissioner James Gordon seems to hold that title for life, there have been numerous mayors of Gotham through the years and in different media. There has been one female to hold the position, Marion Grange, who held the job during the ‘No Man’s Land’ storyline.
Even though Mariah Carey is known as a glamazon, she tends to ugly herself down for roles, in acclaimed films like ‘The Butler’ and ‘Precious’. (See how I was nice and didn’t mention ‘Glitter’? D’Oh!) Anyone who sees her as just a flaky pop star should check out her dramatic performances to witness her true acting chops.
‘The LEGO Movie’ proved to be a smash when it crossed over from family entertainment to a much wider demographic thanks to it’s pop culture references and sophisticated humor. Hopefully that will carry over to this spinoff.
‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ opens on February 10, 2016.
What’s your ‘Fantasy’ for this movie?
Source: Life & Style