Voice cast and villains announced for the upcoming animated film Batman and Harley Quinn
The voice cast and villains have been announced for the upcoming animated film Batman and Harley Quinn. According to Empire, Kevin Conroy will be back to voice the role of Batman, as he has in Batman: The Animated Series and most recently Batman: The Killing Joke. Loren Lester (who voiced Robin in Batman: The Animated Series) will voice Nightwing. The Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch (who plays Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowsi-Wolowitz) will voice Harley Quinn. Bruce Timm is executive producing the film. Batman and Harley Quinn is an original story “featuring the reluctant team-up of Batman, Nightwing and Harley Quinn to try and stop a global catastrophe caused by Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue, AKA the Plant-Master.”
“I love that Harley is a badass and, beyond that, that she uses her humor as another weapon in her arsenal,” Rauch told the site. “She knows just how to diffuse a situation with her humor, and how to incite a situation with her sarcasm. It’s a dream role.”
Fans of The Big Bang Theory know all about Bernadette’s high-pitched voice. Rauch talked about taking on that iconic accent as well. “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,” she said. “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.”
Other cast members include Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Poison Ivy, John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Swamp Thing, Eric Bauza, Rob Paulsen, Robin Atkin Downes, Mindy Sterling and Trevor Devall.
What do you guys think of the casting for Batman and Harley Quinn? Do you think Melissa Rauch works as Harley? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet. Batman and Harley Quinn will be released this summer through digital download, Blu-ray and DVD.