Harley Quinn’s character has become one of the most loved characters in the DC Universe after Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley in Suicide Squad.
The impact of that role was such that every second girl in North America donned the costume of Harley Quinn last Halloween. Overnight Facebook got cluttered with fan pages, fan arts, and groups dedicated to Harley Quinn, and to be honest Harley’s popularity got more praise than Ben Affleck’s Batman or Jared Leto’s Joker from the general public.
Warner Bros and DC want to bank on this fame and success of Quinn by introducing a new DC animated movie “Batman and Harley Quinn.” It has a straightforward synopsis – Poison Ivy and Floronic man want to convert every living thing on this planet into plants, and Batman is taking help from Harley to stop the evil plans of Harley’s BFF Poison Ivy.
The animation style is similar to 90’s Batman: The Animated Series. Harley Quinn’s character was never a pure evil, and she always had a tincture of goodness in her persona right from her inception in the DC universe. There are various instances in comic books, video games and animated series where she betrayed Joker and marched towards the “Light Side” for the better good.
At one point she was even part of the crime fighting group Gotham Sirens, a team-up of Anti-heroines. WB has confirmed a movie based on Gotham Sirens, and this sweet little DC Direct-to-DVD movie is a way to maintain the hype of Harley amongst the fans, and it also seems like a test to see if the fans are ready for a live-action adaptation of Gotham Sirens.
The Big Bang Theory’s lead actress “Melissa Rauch” who plays the character of Bernadette is voicing Harley’s characters, and we have all time favorite Kevin Conroy lending his voice for the Batman, once again. Sam Liu is the director, and the scriptwriters are Bruce Timm and James Krieg.