One of the best things about LEGO has always been how you can mix worlds, like flying a LEGO Millennium Falcon piloted by a pirate through a LEGO Sherwood Forest populated with ninjas. While The LEGO Movie did a wonderful job of capturing this sentiment, it’s nothing compared to what’s coming later this month when LEGO Dimensions hits stores. The video game sees the stars of LEGO Movie bounding from blocky universe to blocky universe to stop the evil Lord Vortech from destroying everything. Today, the voice cast was revealed, and the names only add to the level of awesome involved.
Perhaps most exciting of all is the classic casts the game has reunited. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd have reprised their iconic roles from the Back to the Future franchise. According to an IMDB listing, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson voice their Ghostbusters characters, with the late Harold Ramis appearing via archival recordings. No surprise they couldn’t get Bill Murray onboard, but Peter Venkman is voiced by Frank Welker, who originally played Ray Stantz on The Real Ghostbusters cartoon show.
Speaking of cartoons, Harry Shearer, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and Hank Azaria are all expected to voice their Simpsons characters. Matthew Lillard again plays Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, while Portal fans will recognize the voices of Stephen Merchant as Wheatley and Ellen McLain as GLaDOS.
Of course, the ol’ LEGO Movie crew is back as well, with Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle, Alison Brie as UniKitty and Charlie Day as Benny, and Chris Pratt as Emmet. Pratt actually pulls double duty on the game, also voicing his Owen Grady character from Jurassic World along with that film’s Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Will Arnett won’t be returning as Batman, however, replaced by Troy Baker, who actually voiced The Joker in the Arkham video game series. He’s joined by his Harley Quinn, Tara Strong. Peter Capaldi portrays the 12th Doctor from Doctor Who, joined by companions Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, as well as “every Doctor ever,” according to the trailer.
In another huge grab, Lord Vortech is voiced by acclaimed actor Gary Oldman, while Joel McHale voices the game’s robot guide, X-PO. Even J.K. Simmons has an undisclosed role, and that’s not even the full list. With a cast like this, LEGO Dimensions could turn out to be the blockbuster hit of the fall, and it won’t even be in theaters. The game comes to next-gen and last-gen counsels from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on September 27th, with expansion packs beginning to roll out immediately.
Check out the casting announcement trailer below. I’m gonna go add this to the top of my Hanukkah list.