The Animated 'Batman and Harley Quinn' Movie Reveals its Cast

Monday, 03 April 2017 - 8:15PM
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Monday, 03 April 2017 - 8:15PM
The Animated 'Batman and Harley Quinn' Movie Reveals its Cast
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Say what you will about Warner Bros.' live action DC movies (like, for instance, "they're terrible"), but DC has been churning out some outstanding animated films over the past several years: Justice League: War, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, etc. And it's pretty excited to hear about what's going on with DC's next sure-to-be classic animated movie, Batman and Harley Quinn.

The film will see Harley return to the medium where she made her debut (the character appeared on Batman: The Animated Series before showing up in the comics), as she will team up with Batman and Nightwing to stop Poison Ivy and Plant-Master from setting off a "global catastrophe," according to Empire.

Both Batman and Nightwing will be voiced by the same legendary actors who originated their roles in the '90s on Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, respectively. Harley, however, will not be voiced by OG actress Arleen Sorkin, but it appears the role will still be in good hands.


Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch, who plays Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowsi-Wolowitz on your Midwestern aunt's favorite sitcom, will voice the psychotic villain in the new film, and it sounds like she's actually a pretty good choice for the role. Speaking to Empire, she wanted to capture the tone of the original Harley, and not-so-much more recent versions like from Suicide Squad.

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"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."
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And finally, perhaps because of Poison Ivy's plant related schemes, Swamp Thing will appear voiced by John DiMaggio (Bender from Futurama, Jake from Adventure Time). 

Overall, the new films sounds like it could be the closest thing we'll ever get to a Batman: The Animated Series reboot, both in terms of cast and tone. And since that show was one of the best superhero shows of all-time - animated or not - it's definitely something to look forward to.

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