San Diego Comic-Con is known for its epic firsts: last year saw STAR TREK BEYOND get an outdoors IMAX premiere for dedicated fans; a few years back, Jon Favreau, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford brought COWBOYS AND ALIENS to town for its world premiere splash, and other amazing movies have received their first airing at the convention over the years.
In 2016, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment brought BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE to the show and today, for SDCC 2017, the companies have teamed up with Comic-Con International again for another animated debut: BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN will be seen first by Comic-Con attendees.
Friday night in Ballroom 20 will be where Bat-fans can see this first screening of the film, featuring stalwart Batman/Bruce Wayne voice talent Kevin Conroy, and BIG BANG THEORY alumni Melissa Rauch will be taking on Harley Quinn for the first time, previous voiced by Tara Strong and Hynden Walch. If you’ve heard Melissa’s squeaky turn as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz , then you’ll know this is a perfect fit which we’re stunned hasn’t happened already. Spot-on casting.
World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn at Comic-Con International
Celebrating a decade of DC Universe Original Movie world premieres in San Diego, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will once again give fans their first look at an all-new animated feature with the presentation of BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN on Friday night (July 21, 2017) at Comic-Con International.
Since the debut of the DC Universe Original Movies in 2007 with SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY, WBHE has premiered its next-to-be-released film (when available) before 4,250 ardent fans in the San Diego Convention Center’s massive Ballroom 20.
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 and Jason Woodrue.
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.
Spawned from an original story by animation icon Bruce Timm, BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN arrives August 29, 2017 as the first Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($44.98 SRP) release of a DC Universe Original Movie; Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 SRP), featuring an exclusive Harley Quinn figurine; Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP); and DVD ($19.98 SRP). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film. BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN comes to Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) on August 15, 2017.