Batman and Harley Quinn, DC's newest entry in their slate of original animated features, is set for debut this August. Fans who simply can't bear the full wait, however, will get the opportunity to see the flick ahead of its official release.
Fathom Events will screen the film in movie theaters nationwide for a special one-night Dark Knight-centric event on August 14. The showing predates the movie's digital release of August 15 by one day and the DVD/Blu-ray debut by a full fifteen days -- that's set for August 29. Screenings will be held at 7:30 p.m. local time for each theater, the movie will also be accompanied by an exclusive featurette focusing on the title's leading lady, Harley Quinn.
Tickets for the showing can be purchased starting Friday, June 30 online by visiting Fathom Events' website or at participating theater box offices, and a full list of theaters showing the film will go live on the Fathom site on June 30.
“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,” Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, said in a press release. “Audiences nationwide turned the screenings into true interactive experiences, and we believe Batman and Harley Quinn will inspire a similar night of celebration.”
Batman and Harley Quinn will see the two characters team up alongside Nightwing to take down a too-familiar ecological terror:
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation from an original story spawned by animation icon Bruce Timm, 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.
Directed by Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke), Batman and Harley Quinn stars Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, reprising their Batman: The Animated Series roles as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, joined by Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as Harley Quinn, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Poison Ivy and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as the Floronic Man.