Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face, might show up in Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part 2. Robert Pattinson’s Batman sequel for DC Studios is still two years away but it would be interesting to see Harvey Dent added to the mix.
In the comics, Harvey Dent is a lawyer and the best friend of Bruce Wayne. But Dent never knew about Bruce’s alter ego. Regardless, Dent was also friends with Batman. He even tried to convince Batman to give up crime fighting. This was all before he became Two-Face.
Batman considers Dent’s transformation to Two-Face his own personal failure. He was not able to protect him when he needed him. Two-Face blames Batman for what he has become.
Two-Face was created by Bob Kane and first appeared in Detective Comics No. 66 back in August 1942. The villain uses his knowledge of the law to plan his crimes.
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Based on a report from Giant Freakin Robot, their sources have said that Batman’s friend and rival Harvey Dent could be showing up in The Batman sequel. At the moment, no one has been cast yet. In other words, this is, so far, based on the developing script. That is if GFR’s sources are saying to be true.
The Batman Part 2 will be set sometime after the events of The Penguin, the spin-off series being developed for HBO Max. We wonder if Dent might make an appearance there too. Or maybe the events of The Penguin TV series might give rise to the Gotham City District Attorney, Harvey Dent. Will Dent transform into Two-Face on The Batman Part 2, or will that be delayed for the next film?
So far, everything about Dent’s appearance in Reeves’ Batman sequel is pure speculation. The release of the film is still a couple of years away. So, everything about it is pretty hush-hush.
It is known that The Batman was inspired by The Long Halloween. Even though it is inspired by comic book series, we haven’t really seen the heart of it. Batman: The Long Halloween tells the story of Harvey Dent’s transformation into Two-Face. Will The Batman Part 2 be a closer adaptation to the comic?
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In the films, Dent has been portrayed by a number of actors. Billy Dee Williams played him in Tim Burton’s Batman. There were plans for Williams to turn into Two-Face, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
Tommy Lee Jones also took the role in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, but unfortunately, the film didn’t really dive into the friendship between Bruce Wayne and Dent.
To be honest, the first two films didn’t really do the character justice.
The last film version of Dent we saw was played by Aaron Eckhart. He portrays Harvey Dent and Two-Face in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight. The movie is considered one of the best comic book films of all time. With that said, Eckhart’s version so far is the closest one we’ve seen in comparison to the comics. He’s shown as a friend to both Batman and Bruce Wayne.
Reeves’ version has a high bar to live up to. But I do believe there is room to grow. Nolan’s movie was quick, and it didn’t have time to establish Wayne’s friendship with Dent. The friendship was a tad forced, in my opinion. Christian Bale’s version of Batman was trying to get out of being a superhero too quickly. And Bruce Wayne was pretty much buying Dent’s friendship with lots of donations for Dent’s political future.
Because of that, I do look forward to seeing Matt Reeves’ interpretation of Harvey Dent. So far, he has impressed me with Paul Dino’s Riddler and Colin Farrell’s Penguin.
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