Word this morning from the Hollywood Reporter has Aaron Eckhart in final negotiations to play Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent in the upcoming The Dark Knight from Warner Bros. Pictures.
Eckhart has recently been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Spirit Award, so getting a cushy gig like Harvey Dent is a big win.
I was really impressed with how Harvey Dent was portrayed in Batman: The Animated Series in which we got to see the dark side of the district attorney before he had his accident and turned into Two-Face. My hope is Nolan doesn’t try to force Two-Face on us too soon. I’m too worried the WB is all gung-ho in putting multiple villains before our eyes instead of letting the characters develop.
Here’s how I would do it. In this movie, Dent is just the D.A. working with Batman to bring down mob bosses, etc. Then toward the end of the third film, Harvey has his disfiguring accident, and then becomes Two-Face in film four. This would follow the tale set up in the comics as well as the animated series, and would give the viewer a greater glimpse into what it takes to push someone over the edge from working on the side of good to working on the side of evil.
via Hollywood Reporter (link)