'Weird Al' Yankovic to Voice Batman Villain The Dollmaker in Upcoming DC Comics Animated Film 'Batman vs. Robin'
"Weird Al" Yankovic can now add voice actor to his resume. The parody mastermind joined the cast of the upcoming animated film Batman vs. Robin. Yankovic will voice a villain named The Dollmaker in the DC Comics movie, Consequence of Sound reports.
Yankovic is the perfect choice for The Dollmaker, a lunatic who uses body parts from his victims to make dolls. The "Amish Paradise" singer will bring his relentless energy and unique personality to the character, who is also credited as the madman who removed The Joker's face.
The movie will debut at WonderCon in early April and stars Jason O'Mara, Stuart Allen, Sean Maher and David McCallum.
Weird Al dropped his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, over the summer. The effort was his first collection of parody tunes to reach number one on the Billboard 200. The tracklist included goofs on popular songs like Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" ("Handy"), Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" ("Word Crimes"), and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" ("Tacky").
Rolling Stone gave the comedy album three stars.
"The schoolhouse R&B of 'Word Crimes' is clever enough to win over the harshest critics of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines.' Then there's 'Tacky,' his sharp tongued take on Pharrell Williams' 'Happy.' Sure, there's a touch of hypocrisy in a guy as gloriously tacky as Al taking shots at the shameless but who really cares when it's this much fun," RS wrote.
Weird Al spoke exclusively to Music Times in July, saying that the comedy music landscape has changed a lot since his 1983 debut.
"It's definitely more of a challenge," he said. "It's a very healthy thing, though, to level the playing field and let everyone have an opportunity. I realize that I will never again be the only person, nevertheless the first person, to do a parody of any given pop song. There's always going to be a thousand other versions."