“Batman and Harley Quinn” World Premiere at Comic-Con on 7/21

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The next DC Animated film, Batman and Harley Quinn, will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21st 2017. Fathom Events will also host a one-night nationwide cinema screening of Batman and Harley Quinn on Monday, August 14, 2017. This event is the day before the Digital release of the film and comes 15 days before the Blu-Ray and DVD. Tickets will go on sale on June 30 at Fathom Events.

In Batman and Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.

 

The world premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn will include a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The latest DC animated film features a stellar voice cast led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) reprising his role as the Dark Knight, alongside Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) making her debut as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. Loren Lester, the voice of Robin in Batman: The Animated Series, returns as Nightwing. Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) provide the voices of the villainous duo Poison Ivy & Jason Woodrue, respectively.

 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman and Harley Quinn is directed by Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke) from an original story by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) with a teleplay written by Timm & Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Co-Producer is Alan Burnett (The Batman). Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

I’m interested in seeing how this movie will be received. DC Animated has always been Batman-heavy and I’m wondering if fans will be suffering from a bit of “Batman Fatigue”. That’s not to say that the film will be bad. Just that it’s slightly disappointing that DC always falls back to Batman. With the success of Wonder Woman in live action and Aquaman coming next year, I’m hoping that DC starts putting out more animated films involving characters without Batman. It would be great to see another Flash movie as well as something centering Cyborg.

That said, Batman and Harley Quinn is an original story from Bruce Timm and putting Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy together could be the warm up for the live-action Gotham City Sirens film. We'll see.

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