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"Batman and Harley Quinn" Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The DC Comics Animation Forum' started by Yojimbo, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Dallas Kinard

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    Without getting too into it, for the sake of staying on topic, I've come to the conclusion that the Joker we see in JL is actually a 2nd clone made the same way Tim Drake was - using Cadmus technology and implanting DNA of the original Joker into an un-identified specimen. Do you really think Joker would have put all his eggs in one basket when he could have made more than one duplicate of himself? I do not think so. Yes, it's my own personal head-canon, but if you want visual consistency in the DCAU, it's the best possible explanation for why we see Joker twice in JL. The JL Joker is then killed by Ace (re-watch that scene and tell me one can't infer he's dead). Since we never see Joker after that, it all works with no issues. And in ROTJ when Bruce says he was present at Joker's death, he was technically present at both the original and the clone's death. For some reason, people get REALLY angry at me for this theory, but I don't care. At the end of the day, this stuff is all fiction anyway, so it can be subjective. I am a strong proponent of head-canon and fan theories.
     
  2. Otaku-sempai

    Otaku-sempai Well-Known Member

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    Well, Dallas, no anger here, but I still find it an odd supposition. I'm not going to argue about it though.
     
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  3. Dallas Kinard

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    Feel free to PM me and I'll get into it with you!
     
  4. Otaku-sempai

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    No, that's okay. I have already read posts where you go into your hypothesis in detail. I don't think that further discussion would benefit either of us.
     
  5. slugzilla

    slugzilla The Iceman Cometh....

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    As far as I'm concerned, unless it is officially stated otherwise, this is in canon with the rest of the timmverse dcau. It's no accident that this feature shares the same voice actors, the same animation style, and some of the same people involved in the production of the dcau over the years...
     
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    I doubt this movie would be in the DCAU. If it was, it'd probably cause a lot of continuity snarls considering you'd have to make sure it fits within an almost 15 year long universe of cartoons. I'm pretty sure even the most seasoned adult viewers of the DCAU would have trouble keeping track of connecting continuity. The movie could be inspired by the DCAU, but I doubt it would be in that universe. Just because Samurai Jack did it with season 5 doesn't mean everything will do that, could do that, or should do that. I'm sorry if I sound whiny. I just don't want this movie to get significant criticism from the more obsessive fans blowing any flaws that could pop up out of proportion. Besides, to paraphrase what Jim Krieg said "The movie is inspired by Batman: The Animated Series, buy don't show it to your kids thinking that it is Batman: The Animated Series. It is its own thing."
     
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  8. Otaku-sempai

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    I was about to post this myself! I'm hoping that some of that news is about the Batman vs. Two-Face animated movie.
     
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  9. Toddman

    Toddman Hulk not good with words.

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    Well I can only speak for myself, but keeping track of DCAU continuity (especially when it's focused on mainly one character) isn't very difficult to do at all.

    Toddman
     
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    New image of Harley Quinn released.

    The movie will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21st:
    https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/world-premiere-of-batman-and-harley-quinn-comic-con-international
     
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  11. James Harvey

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    The press details for the Batman and Harley Quinn world premiere have been released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Details below.

    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF
    ANIMATED DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIE
    BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
    JULY 21 AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

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    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 the Friday night (July 21, 2017) of 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 & 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.

    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.

    About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

    About DC Entertainment
    DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

    BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s17)

    About Warner Bros. Animation
    Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
     
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  12. ShadowStar

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    It's nice to have the film confirmed for a Comic-Con screening. I look forward to the rest of the "cool news coming all week" that Gary Miereanu teased on Twitter.
     
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  13. Frontier

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    Harley's body seems to be unnaturally contorting in that image. I know she's an olympic level gymnast, but I'm not sure if that pose is anatomically possible :eek:.
     
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  14. Otaku-sempai

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    According to this article at FlickeringMyth.com, Batman and Harley Quinn will receive a one-night, limited theatrical release on August 14, 2017. I have seen no word yet of a similar Fathom Events release for the U.S.
     
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  15. Yojimbo

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    Gary Miereanu confirmed music will be by Dynamic Music Partners.

    Nice to hear UK fans get a chance to see a screening of it.
     
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  16. ShadowStar

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    That's wonderful news! I'll definitely check this out in my local cinema.
     
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  17. James Harvey

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    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Fathom Events have announced Batman and Harley Quinn will get a one-night theatrical screening on Aug. 14, 2017. Official details are up at The World's Finest.
     
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  18. Otaku-sempai

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    Thanks, James. I had a feeling that was coming!
     
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  19. Frontier

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    I guess they're going to try and make screening events out of all of Timm's new DC animated movies...
     
  20. Otaku-sempai

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    I don't know about that. However, we did just learn about the limited screenings in the U.K., so we could easily anticipate the Fathom Events announcement.
     
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