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REVIEW: Batman & Harley Quinn – Animated Movie

If you didn’t read my article in the Hall of Fame section of the DCWorld website, then you don’t understand how much of a fan I am of the animated series in the nineties. So when I heard that a new animated movie was coming out with Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as the voices of Batman and Nightwing along with Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory) as the voice of Harley, I was ecstatic. And seeing it in the theaters was the icing on the cake!

The movie starts out with the Floronic Man and Poison Ivy busting into S.T.A.R. labs to steal a formula to change everyone into a leafy-green walking vegetable. The cops arrive and they get away. Batman and Nightwing show up later to find what the bad guys were up to. They find that the formula they stole belonged to a scientist who changed into The Swamp Thing in Louisiana. They know they need to find Poison Ivy, but don’t know where to start. They then decide they need the help of Ivy’s BFF Harley Quinn.

The movie has its nineties animated series feel to it, but contains some adult humor. Along with sexual innuendos, language, and violence. Even though it was more of a grown up version of the series, I felt like I was a kid again watching it on the WB channel after school.

Check out the trailer below. And see what writer Bruce Timm has to say about Batman and Harley Quinn. Available now on DVD and HD Digital.

https://youtu.be/z0pI8TT9AZ0 – trailer

https://youtu.be/62lkHt1BOfw – writer Bruce Timm interview with SYFY Wire

THE EVOLUTION OF HARLEY QUINN- BATMAN & HARLEY ON DVD

The Evolution of Harley Quinn – Batman and Harley Quinn comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD August 28

From her planned one-off appearance in Batman: The Animated Series to blockbuster stardom, over the years Harley Quinn has grown into her role as the ferociously fun trickster. To celebrate the release of BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 28, we’re taking a look at the evolution of the Queen of Gotham City’s criminal underbelly.

 

Batman: The Animated Series

Harley Quinn made her on-screen debut in 1992. She was written to be a one-off sidekick of the Joker in episode #8 of Batman: The Animated Series, but has since become one of the most popular characters in the DC Universe. Voiced by Arleen Sorkin, the character was inspired by a Days of Our Lives dream sequence in which Sorkin appeared as a court jester. Her costume and named derive from the Italian Commedia dell’arte character ‘Harlequin.’
In this series, we find out her origin story; working as a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, Harleen Quinzel greatly sympathised and quickly fell in love with the Joker, who wooed her through a string of stories about his childhood abuse and trauma. Dressed as her soon-to-be Harley Quinn alter-ego, she helped the Joker escape, and started upon her journey as the Joker’s hopelessly devoted right-hand woman.

 

 

The Batman

During her appearance in The Batman, Harley is voiced by Hynden Walch. In the cartoon, Dr. Harleen Quinzel is the host of a televised psychology show, which ends up becoming cancelled due to her superficial, bad advice. The Joker seeks out Harley after she humiliates Bruce Wayne on live TV, sparking their inevitable and famous partnership in the criminal circuit. In the series, Harley becomes the prime villainous rival of Batgirl.

Suicide Squad

2016 saw possibly the most widely known incarnation of Harley, with Margot Robbie debuting as the psychiatrist-turned-criminal in Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn’s standard black and red outfit is replaced with a ripped, cropped T-shirt, short shorts and platinum blonde hair that is half dip-dyed pink and blue – a look which has now become iconic to the character.
Harley is recruited by Amanda Waller, a high-ranking US government official, to be a part of ‘Task Force X’ – a team comprised of expendable individuals with exceptional powers and abilities who could counter any Metahuman that may turn against humanity. Despite being an active member of the Squad, fighting alongside her villainous cohorts, she is quick to leave them to re-join her boyfriend, The Joker, staying ever-devoted to her “Puddin.”

 

 

Batman and Harley Quinn

The latest animated original film in the DC Universe, Batman and Harley Quinn, comes on the 25th anniversary of the creation of Harley Quinn and follows The Dark Knight and Nightwing as they team up with the devilishly fun femme fatale in an attempt to save the world. The latest global threat comes from the eco-villains Floronic Man and Poison Ivy, who want to destroy humanity by transforming every last person into plant matter… nature takes a deadly turn. Melissa Rauch (best known for The Big Bang Theory) voices the trickster in the latest incarnation of the Caped Crusader.

 

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN IS AVAILABLE TO OWN ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD AUGUST 28TH

 

We Talk DC Movies with The Dude of Cinema

Hi all and welcome to a special video filmed this week with myself Paul Edwards From DC World and Cody from The Dude of Cinema. Cody has a successful Youtube and twitter site and talks all things TV shows, Movies and more and even does trailer break downs and reviews, not only DC related but on absolutely anything.The Dude of Cinema is in the USA and Im in the UK so to pull this off we had to Skype call each other and record which was fun getting going but we did succeed and below if the finished article. We talk about the upcoming DC Comics movies slate plus some of the changes and also the Flash TV series, The Justice League movie and Trailer and more. So grab a cup of Tea or Coffee, put your earphones in and start watching our chat on DC.

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Leaked Images from Justice League surface

Justice League has recently been doing some retakes in Bedfordshire, and Paul Edwards last week got some exclusive photos from the set.

This week it seems promotion and leaked images have been all the go. First off, it seems that there has been a redesign of the Batman suit, with the previous being based on the ‘Dark Knight Returns’ comics, and the new one for Justice League seemingly similar to the suit from the Arkham Knight video game.

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There has also been a leaked photo of the new Batmobile for the movie. It is on the back of a trailer seemingly being prepared for filming.

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Progress on the film is fast heading to a conclusion ready for the release later this year, and things are definitely getting leaked more and more as the months go on. We at DCWorld are very excited to see what comes next in the months ahead.

Michael Beach announced for Aquaman Movie

It has today come to light (via Firstpost) that actor Michael Beach (famous for Lean on Me, One False Move and Short Cuts) has been cast in the upcoming DC Comics movie, Aquaman.

His addition is to a star studded cast including Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe amongst many other stars of Hollywood.

Michael Beach is set to play Jesse Kane in the new film, a part of a high-seas hijackers group, and has a fateful interaction with Aquaman, according to Deadline.

The film is set for release on 21st December 2017, by which time we will have seen Wonder Woman’s full reception and the Justice League reception, so will have more of an idea on how Aquaman could be taken by critics.

Source:Firstpost

Wonder Woman Review

To start with the Wonder Woman movie had an amazing new DC Comics intro at the beginning which I loved and was very unexpected.


It has a great origin story as with every superhero movie and a beautiful setting too.


The directing was incredible and the style was unique for Patty Jenkins which I loved especially as it was a female superhero on the big screen.


The Fighting scenes on Themyscira and during the war parts were amazing.


Lots of great special effects and even a good few laughs in the course of the film which I liked, I think even as it’s a superhero origin story we are still allowed to have fun, which some superhero movies in this day still lack.


There were great plot points and the Amazing soundtrack which I must say the Wonder woman theme gave me chills when the scenes kicked it in throughout.


Anything that gives me that tingly feeling inside on screen deserves everything and for that I’m grateful.

Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman magnificently and couldn’t imagine anyone else playing this part, plus she is stunning.
Patty Jenkins has really turned around the female Superhero on film and this is one movie that was a long time in the making and coming.


I did feel like the final battle could have been more, but it was satisfying to see what we had.

However I am going to see this again on release day with my wife as she wants to see it too which is a first for a superhero movie to make her go, so I do feel that this is the female superhero film that appeals to both men and even more to women as maybe some superhero films nowadays appeal mainly to the male audience.
A strong iconic female role played brilliantly.


Overall I would rate this film 8 out of 10.

Gotham and Deadpool stars sing the USA Anthem

Here is a DC World Exclusive video of Two amazing stars singing the American National Anthem. Maggie Geha who stars in the Gotham TV show playing a young Poison Ivy and Brianna Hildebrand who is in the Deadpool movie as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. This happened at and event in the UK this weekend during a stage talk and q&a session.

 

Hope you all like this special moment and wow what a voice too.

 

Amazing new wonder woman trailer

Today we have been treated to  the long awaited new Wonder Woman Trailer and I must say it looks amazing, not many spoilers also the big bad was  not shown so looking ahead all good.

The movie stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and releases June 2nd.

Also a New Wonder poster was released this week to

Check it out below and what are your thoughts, comment below.

 

 

 

 

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new justice league statues

This week we have been given a small glimpse into the merchandise arriving later this year for the Justice League Movie and I’m sure a lot more is coming too.

At Toy Fair New York this week they have had The Justice League New Statue set on display in all the amazing glory they deserve. This Movie certainly going to be a money maker this christmas for many DC fans out there like myself.

The Flash, Aquaman, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg will all be available at around $149 dollars TBA.

Which will you be buying

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