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'LEGO Batman' Director Dishes on Villains He Didn't Get to Put in the Film

Believe it or not, there were actually a number of villains that didn't appear in The LEGO Batman Movie, and if you've seen the film, you're likely scratching your head over that information. According to the film's director, there were a number of villains that didn't make the cut, but most of the ones that didn't weren't Batman villains. Mild spoilers ahead in case you want to go into LEGO Batman cold, but I promise it won't ruin your enjoyment of the film if you read on. 

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chris McKay says that most of the villains that they couldn't secure the rights to would have been fellow Phantom Zone dwellers like Voldemort and The Wicked Witch...

I would have had Kathy Bates from Misery, and [Sherlock Holmes nemesis] Moriarty, and at one point I pitched Daniel Day-Lewis’s character from Gangs of New York and David Carradine from Kill Bill. At a certain point, though, you have to weigh what characters the kids going to get. In LEGO, it’s sometimes hard to get a really quick interpretation of something. I was already worried that we weren’t doing enough with some characters. Also, at one point, we did put HAL from [2001: A Space Odyssey] into the movie, but it was a tough read. Maybe in future movies, we’ll try to bring more characters in.

Man, I would kill for a Bill the Butcher LEGO Minifig. In fact, now that I think of it, I want LEGO to do a whole Daniel Day-Lewis theme. Bowling Alley Murder from There Will Be Blood, Carriage Ride from Age of Innocence, Illegal Interrogation from In the Name of the Father, and of course The Laundromat from My Beautiful Laundrette.

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Steve Attanasie

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