Aaron Eckhart, who plays Harvey Dent/Two Face in the upcoming Batman Begins followup The Dark Knight, tells the LA Times that director Christopher Nolan “is going way farther than people think” with the character of Two-Face. The actor gave his thoughts about his role in the upcoming film. Check out some highlights after the jump, plus a new photo.
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The Dark Knight movie trailers have mostly focused on The Joker, but that’s not to say the film won’t have a heavy focus on Eckhart’s Dent character:
“That’s right, people don’t really know yet,” actor Aaron Eckhart said with grin. “I can tell you that, basically, when you look at Two-Face, you should get sick to your stomach. Being the guy under all that, well, that was a lot of fun for me. It’s like you would feel if you met someone whose face had pretty much been ripped off or burned off with acid. I can’t talk about it beyond that because I don’t want to give away too much of the plans by Chris.”
Though he declined to go into detail on how scarred up his character Harvey Dent (who transforms into Two-Face), will become, Eckhart did offer some information, saying that the wounds are structurally deeper than in the comics: “There are fans on the Internet who have done artist’s versions of what they think it will look like, and I can tell you this: They’re thinking small; Chris is going way farther than people think.”
Eckhart also took some time to contrast Batman with Two-Face:
“The difference between Batman and Two-Face is how far they are willing to go and how they make their point,” Eckhart said. “Otherwise, we’re talking about vigilante crime-fighting. That’s what Batman is all about. He has a strong sense of justice. And Harvey Dent has an extremely strong sense of justice. His fiancée is killed. He’s horribly injured. But he is still true to himself. He’s a crime fighter, he’s not killing good people. He’s not a bad guy, not purely.”
Source: LA Times