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  • June 8, 2015: Bruce Timm has another DTV movie coming out in 2016 and there are currently discussions of another. SSH Article
  • January 29, 2016: Storyboard artist Chase Conley posts Harley Quinn expression warmups he did before working on some boards a few months ago. Warning: some drawings are NSFW. Chase Conley instagram
  • July 8, 2016: Storyboard artist Chase Conley lists "Batman classic" and "Batman: Harley Quinn" DTVs under his recent projects. Toon Zone post
  • July 22, 2016: A original Harley Quinn movie by Bruce Timm in summer 2017. CBR Article
  • July 23, 2016: "Batman and Harley Quinn" confirmed as title. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 27, 2017: Bruce Timm confirmed as Executive Producer. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 3, 2017: New still and cast information released. It is an original story featuring the reluctant team-up of Batman, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn to try to stop a global catastrophe caused by Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue/Plant-Master. Kevin Conroy reprises Batman, Loren Lester reprises Nightwing, Melissa Rauch voices Harley Quinn, and Paget Brewster voices Poison Ivy. Additional cast includes John DiMaggio, Eric Bauza, Rob Paulsen, Robin Atkin Downes, Mindy Sterling, and Trevor Devall. Rauch talks about using her New Jersey accent for the voice as a nod to her background. Lester praises movie for exploring characters and story in new directions not restricted by a network. EMPIRE Online Article
  • April 4, 2017: Sam Liu is the director, the teleplay is co-written by Bruce Timm and Jim Krieg, Wes Gleason is the voice director. Collider Article
  • April 11, 2017: Sam Liu hints the movie is different than others he's directed. Sam Liu Tweet
  • April 27, 2017: The trailer is weeks away. New still posted confirms Sarge Steel will appear and is voiced by John DiMaggio. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 25, 2017: James Tucker confirms he did some storyboard work. James Tucker Tweet
  • May 30, 2017: Press release posted. Digital HD release date is August 15 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD releases on August 29. Ultra HD Blu-Ray combo is $44.98, Blu-Ray Deluxe Giftset is $39.99, Blu-Ray combo is 24.98, and both DVD and Digital are $19.99. Giftset comes with a Harley Quinn figurine. Logline included. Movie is an original story by Bruce Timm. Alan Burnett is Co-Producer. Special features are a featurette on Harley called "The Harley Effect", a featurette on voice actor Loren Lester "Loren Lester: In His Own Voice", a Sneak Peek at the next movie, and two bonus episodes From The DC Vault - Batman: The Animated Series "Harley and Ivy" and "Harley's Holiday". The DVD will only have the sneak peek. Two still included, one of Harley and one of an angry Batman in Harley's face. WF Article
  • June 20, 2017: The composers working on this movie are the Dynamic Music Partners. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 17, 2017: Jim Krieg refers to the movie's continuity as "DCAU adjacent". Jim Krieg Tweet
  • August 17, 2017: Steven Choi posts Harley Quinn concept designs. Steven Choi instagram
  • September 16, 2017: Sam Liu confirms the post credits scene was an amalgam of pop culture shows like Wipeout and Dr. Phil. There was another that was social media based but it ran too long and was cut. Sam Liu Tweet


  • June 29, 2017: DC All Access interviews Bruce Timm. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 22, 2017: SDCC 3:33 Q&A with Paget Brewster, Loren Lester, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Kevin Conroy. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • July 22, 2017: SDCC 3:53 Q&A with Jim Krieg, Sam Liu, and Bruce Timm. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • July 25, 2017: Recording of SDCC panel. Bruce Timm mentions they wanted to do a comedy after "The Killing Joke" and the darker movies released recently. They started work on this movie about two years ago, and originally pitched it as their "Guardians of the Galaxy," a more comedic movie compared to the other straight-forward films. Timm personally believes the movie is a continuation of Batman: TAS and the DCAU but clarifies he didn't go back through all the episodes to see if there are any contradictions. Kevin Michael Richardson never heard of Floronic Man before this. He talks about his approach to voicing this character. Timm finds Harley Quinn's popularity and evolution fascinating. He mentions he's put his own spin on various characters from the DC Universe, so he doesn't really mind seeing others' takes on a character he co-created. VenomAndCarnage YouTube 7:25-24:33
  • July 26, 2017: Excerpt from Kevin Conroy SDCC roundtable. CBR Article
  • July 26, 2017: Interview with Loren Lester at SDCC. Flickering Myth Article
  • July 27, 2017: DC All Access interview with the cast. DC Tweet
  • July 27, 2017: Interview with Loren Lester. The GWW Tweet
  • July 28, 2017: Summary of panel. Melissa Rauch was suggested by James Tucker after WHV wanted to do a stunt casting for marketing. Liu admits it took him awhile to get what Timm wanted. CBR Article
  • July 30, 2017: Excerpts from SDCC of Bruce Timm on the continuity. Early on it was decided the movie would be set in the 'classic Batman: The Animated Series'. Harley is trying to get on with her life after being released from prison but Batman pulls her back in. Timm personally considers it in continuity but isn't sure if it is in reality. CB Article
  • August 2, 2017: During the production of Batman and Harley Quinn, the crew had to stop work on the film to finish up the latest Teen Titans movie before resuming work. CBR Article
  • August 4, 2017: Summery of Q&A from SDCC. CBR Article
  • August 15, 2017: Interview with Loren Lester. Sci Fi Now Article
  • August 29, 2017: Interview with Kevin Conroy. Flickering Myth Article
  • August 30, 2017: 2:32 interview with Bruce Timm. SyF Wire YouTube
  • September 5, 2017: 1:36 interview with Bruce Timm. SyF Wire YouTube


  • March 25, 2017: First still of "Batman and Harley Quinn" found in iTunes Extras page for Teen Titans: The Judas Contract features Batman, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn in the Batmobile. The World's Finest Tweet
  • April 27, 2017: New still posted confirms Sarge Steel will appear. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 1, 2017: New still of Batman and Nightwing posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 4, 2017: New still of Batman, Harley and Nightwing entering a bar. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 9, 2017: New still of Floronic Man and Poison Ivy. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 16, 2017: New still of Poison Ivy. Paget Brewster Tweet
  • May 24, 2017: New still of Floronic Man. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 6, 2017: Still posted of Nightwing and Harley. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 16, 2017: Still posted of Batman. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 19, 2017: Still of Harley Quinn posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 22, 2017: New group still. CBR Article
  • June 29, 2017: New group still. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 30, 2017: Still of Nightwing posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 5, 2017: Still of Batman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 10, 2017: Still of Harley Quinn posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 14, 2017: Still of Poison Ivy posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 28, 2017: Still of Harley Quinn posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 4, 2017: Still of grinning Batman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 7, 2017: Still of Nightwing and Harley posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 15, 2017: Group still released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 18, 2017: Still of Harley and Ivy in mid-fight posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 28, 2017: Still of Batman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 29, 2017: Still of Batman and Harley posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 31, 2017: Still of Poison Ivy posted. Paget Brewster Tweet
  • September 1, 2017: Still of Sarge Steel shattering his mug in Batman's presence posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet


  • May 25, 2017: 2 minute trailer released. EW Article
  • May 29, 2017: 2 minute clip released of Batman and Nightwing looking over crime scene at S.T.A.R. Labs. Warner Movies on Demand YouTube
  • June 1, 2017: New clip and first look at Harley Quinn figure on Best Buy site. ArkhamHQ16 Tweet
  • July 12, 2017: Clip from this week's DC All Access. DC Comics Tweet, 2:42-3:29
  • July 22, 2017: 1:48 opening title sequence released. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • August 9, 2017: Clip of Harley waiting a table. DC Comics Tweet
  • August 11, 2017: 1:14 sneek peak of Nightwing finding Harley. Playstation Video YouTube
  • August 15, 2017: "Booster" 1:14 clip released. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment YouTube
  • August 29, 2017: Clip of Batman ready to "dance" posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 29, 2017: Clip featuring Harley posted. CBR Article


  • July 21, 2017: Water Tower Music posts a preview of the soundtrack. Water Tower YouTube


  • June 19, 2017: The movie will be screened at San Diego Comic Con on the night of July 21 in Ballroom 20. Comic Con Article
  • June 20, 2017: There will be a one night theatrical screening in the United Kingdom on August 14. Flickering Myth Article
  • June 22, 2017: There will be a one night theatrical screening courtesy of Fathom Events in the United States on August 14 at 7:30 pm. An exclusive featurette about Harley will follow the screening. Ticket sales start on June 30. CBR Article


  • July 5, 2017: There will be a digital comic series tie-in. The first part is a 5 chapter prequel is by Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett that involves Batman, Harley, Joker, Poison Ivy, Nightwing, and Catwoman. In it, Harley discovers Joker only sees her as a sidekick so she decides to get revenge and strike out on her own. The series launches on July 31 via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store. The five chapters will be released bi-weekly. The second part is a 7 chapter sequel that will be launched in October. These chapters will feature stories and art by Jeff Parker, Craig Rousseau, Luciano Vecchio, Amanda Deibert, David Hahn, Dario Brizuela, Matthew Dow Smith, Sandy Jarrell, Ty Templeton and more. The trade paperback collecting all 12 chapters releases in summer 2018. WF Article
  • July 31, 2017: Interview with Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett about and preview of Harley Quinn and Batman prequel comic. Templeton states in his mind, the comic picks up a month or so after Batman Adventures Vol. 2 Issue #16. Something other than Joker's mistreating is the case of the end of his relationship with Harley. Templeton there's one scene from the movie that will be funnier if you read the comic first. He hints some ironic backstory was tossed in. Templeton was sent a copy of the movie and asked to set up a prequel. io9 Article