Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Aaron Eckhart, already confirmed in the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, will in fact be taking that role right over to the dark side. This film will see Harvey Dent make the transformation from good guy, to mega-criminal as his alter-ego, Two-Face, takes over.
Though Two-Face made an appearance in Batman Forever, courtesy of Tommy Lee Jones, Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking) plans to make this version of the character his own. "What somebody else did is what somebody else did," he said. "In soap operas you're willing to believe that...a character can come back to life. Basically, you just want that guy on screen. You don't care what happened before. It's like balance. I mean J.R. [Ewing from 'Dallas'] could come back today and nobody would care. I mean nobody would care about the logistics of him coming back. So I don't think people are going to get hung up on my performance versus Tommy Lee's. It's just two different things." Eckhart also said that his character might get your sympathies this time around, saying he "has likeable attributes, characteristics. . . It's really a mirror of our times in a lot of ways. It's a comment on what's going on in the world today."
But he won't be Batman's only problem - the movie isn't even out yet, but the Joker is already pulling pranks, posting silly websites that fans can't seem to get enough of. The film is set to premiere in theaters next July.

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