Mariah Carey Commissioner Gordon in LEGO Batman? UPDATE


Mariah Carey Commissioner Gordon in LEGO Batman?

Uhhh…what? So…Mariah Carey has reportedly landed the role of Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie. That’s not a typo.

According to Deadline the news is all still unofficial, but the rumors have leaked out.

"Studio’s trying to keep everything under wraps, but sources say that Carey will join Ralph Fiennes (Alfred the Butler), Will Arnett (Batman), Michael Cera (Robin), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl) and Zach Galifianakis (The Joker). Not sure if Commissioner Gordon will sing, but it’s nice to know the character can, if called on."

So, what the heck does this mean? Is Commissioner Gordon now a woman, or just being played by one? When acting in a (relatively) serious role, Carey has shown an ability to be gruff and surprisingly capable.

Perhaps all we have to go on in that way is her performance in


, but I’m kinda grasping at straws. I have no idea what this about. I mean, I guess I could see her doing some impression of a chain smoking cop, then pulling out a diva-esque song as a gag for the film, but that’s a strange way of going about that.

All in all, this is kinda baffling. Not as much as Superman with a race car, but possibly.

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The alternative is that Carey could be playing a female Commissioner Gordon, a la Batman Beyond where Barbara Gordon had eventually taken over his job. But considering how DC wants to market Batgirl – especially – in this type of format, I seriously doubt that’s what happening.

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Directed by Chris McKay, The LEGO Batman Movie stars Will Arnett as The LEGO Dark Knight. It also stars Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred. The CGI film hits theaters on February 10th, 2017.

Update: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mariah Carey is in fact not playing Commissioner Gordon, but will instead be the Mayor of Gotham. Admittedly she would’ve been an interesting choice for Gordon, especially if any musical numbers were involved.