Fans excited for DC’s newest animated feature, Batman and Harley Quinn, will get the chance to see it in theaters, ahead of its digital release and DVD/Blu-ray release. Fathom is screening the film in theaters across the US on August 14, and the film releases digitally on August 15, and on DVD/Blu-ray on the 29th. Screenings are set for 7:30 PM local time at each theater, and will be accompanied with a featurette focusing on Harley Quinn.
VP of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Mary Ellen, said in a press release:
Fans of DC Universe Original Movies are a devoted legion, and never was that so evident than with the enthusiastic embracing of our Batman: The Killing Joke Fathom Events presentation. Audiences nationwide turned the screenings into true interactive experiences, and we believe Batman and Harley Quinn will inspire a similar night of celebration.
The film is directed by Sam Liu (The Killing Joke), and stars Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Loren Lester as Dick Grayson, Melissa Rauch as Harley Quinn, Paget Brewster as Poison Ivy, and Kevin Michael Richardson as the Floronic Man.
The film’s plot has also been put out in a press release:
Batman and Harley Quinn finds Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embarking 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.
So, are you booking tickets, or waiting for the extended release? Do you think this movie will turn out better than The Killing Joke?