Kevin Conroy has announced that is returning once again to lend his iconic voice to the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn animated film. He also announced that the actress voicing Daddy's Little Monster will be none other than Melissa Rausch, who is best known for playing Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory.
It's official, WB announced 'Batman & Harley Quinn' movie from Bruce Timm with me as Bats and Melissa Rausch as Harley pic.twitter.com/I3LUC3QFcR— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) April 3, 2017
Conroy is, of course, best known for being the voice of Batman in several animated series, such as the popular Batman: The Animated Series, as well as several animated movies and the Arkham Knight video game series.
This isn't Rausch's first comic book movie role. She is also voicing the role of Wasp in Disney XD's Ant-Man animated shorts.
"I love that Harley is a badass and, beyond that, that she uses her humor as another weapon in her arsenal," Rausch told Empire. "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."
"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 continued. "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."
The film itself is being executive produced by Bruce Timm is based on an original story that will feature Batman, Nightwing and Harley Quinn teaming-up to take on Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue/Plant-Master.
Furthermore, Empire reports that Loren Lester will voice Nightwing/Dick Grayson once again; Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) voices Poison Ivy; and John DiMaggio (Ben 10) is voicing Swamp Thing. Eric Bauza, Rob Paulsen, Robin Atkin Downes, Mindy Sterling, and Trevor Devall round out the voice-cast.
Included in this month's release of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, there is a Batman and Harley Quinn sneak peek featuring footage from the next DC Universe Original Movie and interviews from the voice cast.
The landmark Teen Titans story will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) starting April 18, 2017. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes the movie in high definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet*. The Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition will include all components of the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, along with an exclusive figurine of Blue Beetle in a numbered, limited edition gift set. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be released via Digital HD on April 4, 2017.