It has been announced that Channing Tatum will play Superman in The Lego Movie.

Speaking at Comic-Con over the weekend, the directors of The Lego Movie revealed that 33-year-old Tatum will voice the Man of Steel in the upcoming flick.

Tatum joins his 21 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill, as well as Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson in the highly anticipated movie.

The Lego Movie is to follow an ordinary Lego mini-figure, named Emmet, who is mistaken for a Master Builder and tasked with saving the universe from a tyrant trying to destroy it by gluing it together - a feat he is "hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared for," according to the official synopsis.

The Lego Movie