First of all, this is your humble Editor-in-chief speaking and I just want to take a quick second to say welcome to our new site. I will put up a more formal announcement later, but I wanted to get this exclusive information to you first. Before you proceed, understand that this is a pretty big spoiler for The Dark Knight, so if you want to remain unspoiled do not keep reading!
Ok, we already know that Aaron Eckhart is playing Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, right? And, since we all know that in the Batman comics Harvey Dent becomes the villainous Two-Face, it’s been assumed that the film would end with Eckhart would become the disfigured criminal leading into him being featured in the expected third film. However, I have learned today from a very reliable source that Eckhart not only becomes Two-Face in the film, but it’s not just a quick cameo. Two-Face will be a major villain for a good portion of the film. I’m not revealing the source, but the information is 100% rock solid.
Christopher Nolan and the rest of the cast and crew have done a great job of keeping lid on this and making it truly a surprise. All the viral marketing and teasers, trailers and photos have been putting the focus squarely on the Joker. With Heath Ledger’s tragic death this focus will tighten. There are little clues here and there if you look for them, though. The flipping coin in the teaser trailer is one. Another is the little bits and pieces Nolan has been saying in interviews, such as the Joker not being the driving force of the film and that he won’t even have an origin, much less an over-all arc. It will be very interesting to see how craftily Nolan interweaves the Joker and Two-Face stories. Having given us Batman’s origins and motivations so clearly in Batman Begins he is free to give us more of the villains. I just hope Batman and Bruce Wayne, as well as Jim Gordon, are represented well in the story.
This film just keeps sounding and looking better and better. We are in for a treat and I know I’m not the only one who can’t wait. We’ll have more on this and other facets of The Dark Knight in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned. Also, feel free to discuss this story in our forums.