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  • As Himself: Siri plays the Bat-Computer.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: In the French dub, Superman and The Flash are voiced by footballers Antoine Griezmann and Blaise Matuidi.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Clayface is voiced by Kate Micucci.
  • Development Gag: Carried over from another work with Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face. He never got to play the role in the Batman film series, as while he played Harvey Dent in Batman, Tommy Lee Jones took over as Two-Face in Batman Forever.
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  • Fake American: Canadian Will Arnett as Batman, reprising his role from The LEGO Movie.
  • Fandom Nod:
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: Batman's cinema system makes the same menu sounds as a PlayStation 2.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: The short and high-pitched voiced Kate Micucci voices the giant, intimidating Clayface.
  • Missing Trailer Scene:
    • From the first trailer, the shot of Batman and the Justice League running toward the screen is not in the movie.
    • From one of the TV spots; Joker telling Harley she can smash anything she wants with her hammer.
    • The scene with Batman and Alfred in the mansion does not have the "Always Be Recording" line from the second trailer.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • The Daleks aren't voiced by Nicholas Briggs, who voiced them in LEGO Dimensions and has been their official voice since 2005. Some archived recordings of Briggs are used, though.
    • Despite being in the main cast as Alfred, Ralph Fiennes doesn't voice Voldemort. Word of God is that they considered it, but it then would have been pretty much mandatory to contrive a scene where Alfred and Voldemort have a conversation, and it didn't seem worth the effort.
    • In the Japanese dub of the trailers, Robin was voiced by Takashi Onozuka, who is the dub voice of Robin in many of the animated adaptations when he appears, but in the film itself he's voiced the the comedian Yoshio Kojima instead. Also, Takehito Koyasu replaces Keiji Fujiwara as the regular dub voice of the Joker since the dub of Suicide Squad (2016).
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    • The Latin American dub is a special case: Unlike with other animated adaptations involving Batman or the DCAU, this is one of the few who wasn't dubbed in Venezuelanote , but dubbed in Mexico instead. This become even more bizarre because there's another dubbed version used exclusively in Colombia, but only Batman and The Joker were dubbed by Colombian voice actors. The rest of the cast are still voiced by Mexicans.
      • In a much straighter example of this, none of the voice actors from the Latin American dub from previous film reprised their roles here, albeit many of them reprised their roles from their respective live-action films they appeared previously.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Michael Cera, after more than a decade of being mocked for every single performance being the same twitchy, stammering loser, is almost unrecognizable as Robin.
    • Kate Micucci as Clayface, an adult male villain as opposed to the young, heroic female characters she usually voices.
    • Alfred is probably Ralph Fiennes' first truly heroic role after a lifetime of playing villains and anti heros.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Billy Dee Williams returns to voice Two-Face after having previously portrayed Harvey Dent in the 1989 Batman movie.
    • Ever since Zach Galifianakis was announced as the Joker, Latin American dubbing fans reasoned that José Antonio Macías, the recurring voice of Galifanakis, would reprise the Joker (as in The Dark Knight and Suicide Squad (2016)). They were right.
    • The same goes in the Japanese dub, as Takehito Koyasu reprises his role as the Joker from the dub of Suicide Squad (2016). Also, in a very bizarre twist on this, Kōichi Yamadera (Batman) reprise that role from both the Japanese dubs of the previous movie he appeared and also from the 1989 Batman film, which was broadcasted by TV Asahi in the 90s. In the same way, Hikaru Hanada, the regular voice actor for Superman in the dub of Superman: The Animated Series, also reprises that role in the movie, and being the only Japanese VA from the dubs of the DCAU who reprise his previous role here.
    • Averted with Ralph Fiennes, who is in the movie, but as Alfred, not Voldemort.
    • For a retroactive and upcoming example; it was announced in October 2019 that Zoë Kravitz, who voiced Catwoman here, will play the character alongside Robert Pattinson as Batman in the upcoming The Batman film.
  • Star-Making Role: For director Chris McKay, who landed a film in the DC Extended Universe.
  • Stunt Casting: In a way. One of the Phantom Zone villains is King Kong, coming just before its first movie co-produced by Warner would be released.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Concept art shows drastically different designs that were considered for some of the characters, including a hipster-esque Riddler, a literal Robin Hood outfit for Robin, and a Tommy Lee Jones version of Two-Face.
    • The Nightwing outfit Dick dons during the final battle was originally much closer to the suit from the comics, even including the classic bird emblem.
    • Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman, and Two-Face were all intended to be white at various points in the film's development.
    • Some concept art has also revealed villains that didn't make into the final cut, including the Ventriloquist, Hush, Doctor Double X, and Silver Banshee.
    • Had Ralph Fiennes voiced Voldemort's cameo here, he would have gotten a scene with Alfred to play off the fact that they were voiced by the same man.
    • Plans for a sequel were in the works, but the underperformance of The LEGO Movie 2 led to Warner Bros. shelving all future LEGO movie projects. It's presumed to have died with the franchise when Warner Bros. ended their film production deal with The LEGO Group later that year.

Other Trivia

  • A sharp ear might recognize that both members of Garfunkel and Oates are in this movie; with Riki Lindhome as Poison Ivy & The Wicked Witch of the West and Kate Micucci as Clayface.


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