Warner Bros. has officially announced Batman and Harley Quinn, their next animated DC Comics movie. You can check out the first official screenshot above, and Empire has the first details!
“Executive produced by Bruce Timm, who goes back to his classic style heralded in Batman: The Animated Series, this is an original story featuring the reluctant team-up of Batman, Nightwing and Harley Quinn to try and stop a global catastrophe caused by Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue, AKA the Plant-Master,” Empire revealed today.
Kevin Conroy is back to voice Batman, and Loren Lester is Nightwing. So who will voice Harley Quinn? That’ll be Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory fame.
“I love that Harley is a badass and, beyond that, that she uses her humor as another weapon in her arsenal,” Rauch said. “She knows just how to diffuse a situation with her humor, and how to incite a situation with her sarcasm. It’s a dream role.”
She adds: “I knew Harley had a higher pitched tone, and a bit of a New York accent — and I come from a New Jersey family where everyone could be former gun molls. So I wanted to give a nod to my background without being as shrill. In all honesty, I used to speak exactly like that — my acting school professors really worked the accent out of me. So it was fun to find those tones and accent again.”
No exact release date has been announced yet, but fans can expect to see Batman and Harley Quinn released on home video this summer.
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