The LEGO Movie Adds Jonah Hill And Cobie Smulders As Superheroes


While everyone’s having a moment over Warner Brothers’ Batman/Superman announcement, let’s take a moment to acknowledge little plastic superheroes as The LEGO Movie had a panel at Comic-Con today too – and it has already cast its Justice League.

We knew that Channing Tatum and Will Arnett were set to voice Superman and Batman, respectively. Today, The LEGO Movie has also added Jonah Hill as the voice of the Green Lantern and Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman.

But wait! There’s more! The LEGO Movie also showed footage of ‘character auditions,’ featuring Will Arnett as his playboy Batman, Will Ferrell as the villain Lord Business, and Liam Neeson playing (literally) Good Cop/Bad Cop. Just about every character you can imagine is going to be in this film, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but only a handful of voices have been revealed. Good stuff.

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) discussed their inspiration for the film. They apparently watched LEGO fan films in order to get a feel for the way that LEGOs could move and talk. The film is a combination of CGI and stop-motion animation, which is what gave the trailer that slightly jerky movement.

Lord and Miller seem dedicated to telling a cohesive story in an expansive universe and based on the last trailer for The LEGO Movie, they’ve done a good job. Only so much can be done with animation you know, the actors and the script have to give those plastic and computer-generated guys some heart.

We’ll have to wait all the way until Februrary 2014 before we get to see The LEGO Movie in full action. Everything that has been teased about the film so far leads us to think that it’s going to be a lot of fun though. Based on what’s being said about the Comic-Con panel, there’s no reason to expect this to be anything other than awesome.