Two-Face Not Likely to Be Resurrected

September 4, 2008

A lot of Dark Knight fans assumed that Harvey Dent's evil alter-ego, Two-Face, would be resurrected in the next Batman film. Yes, this was wild speculation, but there was logic to it: why spend the entirety of The Dark Knight developing Harvey Dent if Christopher Nolan was only going to axe Two-Face before he'd even spent 24 hours as Two-Face? Killing off a couple of corrupt cops and a crime boss' driver and bungling a kidnapping aren't exactly the stuff arch-villains are made of.

But the people at Firstshowing have gotten official word from Aaron Eckhart, and for Batman fans his statement consists of words of doom. Eckhart said that, "I asked Chris [Nolan] that question and he goes, 'You're dead' before I could even get the question out of my mouth." This does not sound good. But I'm not convinced Eckhart is inside the very inner circle of people in the know regarding the next Batman film. If he is, he might very well be spewing slander and lies into the world so that people don't know who and what will be in the next installment before it's even been written. There's all this talk about Nolan not knowing if he's even going to do the third movie -- so how can he be so sure Two-Face won't make a come back?

Eckhart also said, "I think unfortunately, Heath [Ledger] was supposed to go on and that didn't work out. I'm nobody. I'm a cog. I have no say over this sort of stuff. I'm sure that there's so many other characters that they could whip together." Yes, I'm sure there are. But then, what's the point of whipping them up if Nolan's only going to knock them down before they get the chance to be all that they can be?