Though Batman's fans have gotten their first share of seeing Harvey "Two Face" Dent through the new trailer of the forthcoming "The Dark Knight", they haven't really been able to see the bad side of this particular Batman's arch nemesis. To fill in the gap and also answer the curiosity on the character, its depicter Aaron Eckhart sat down with LA Times to give out hints on the iconic "Two Face".
Noting that his character has been put tightly under wraps, Eckhart excitedly exposed bits of what to expect from Batman's closest ally-turned-foe. "That's right, people don't really know yet," said the 40-year-old actor. "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 (Nolan)."
Though the actor of "The Black Dahlia" refused to comment on the rumor mentioning that Joker is the one responsible for Dent's famous scars, he stated that the face disfiguration will go further than what people are imagining. "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," so claimed the actor.
On the occasion, Eckhart gives up time also to explain that in the Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming superhero film, Two Face will be portrayed to be more like a vigilante than a criminal. Adding to the remark, he then noted, "The difference between Batman and Two-Face is how far they are willing to go and how they make their point. 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 fiancee 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."
Coming into theaters on July 18, "Dark Knight" teams up a star-studded cast ensemble that include Eckhart, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine with Christopher Nolan, the Academy Award-nominated director for his work in "Memento". Though many set eyes on Ledger's edgy character, Joker, it is said that this new Batman film will basically follow the transformation of Dent from being straight Gotham's District Attorney to the famous menace known as Two Face.