One of the lingering questions arising among fans after "The Dark Knight" blasted on the big screen is whether Harvey "Two Face" Dent died or is set to return in the sequel. Providing the most possible answer to that, Dennis O'Neil, the author of the movie novelization, laid it down that the character with half-disfigured face has been indeed buried.
According to IGN, he wrote that the once rising District Attorney of Gotham City and Batman's ally was "sprawled, neck twisted, the mutilated side of his face exposed, his left eye open and staring sightlessly". Putting an emphasis on the condition, he noted in the end, "He was obviously dead."
Two-Face's cause of death on "Dark Knight" has actually been explained at the end of the blockbuster film. In his final fight with the bat-themed superhero, he attacked Batman, who stood at the edge of stories-high warehouse, and met his end when fell to the ground. But due to the missing out of blood around his lifeless body and coffin at his memorial, many speculated that Dent might be returning for "Batman 3".
Collecting so far $448.9 million, "Dark Knight" has secured its name on the third highest grossing movie of all-time behind the original "Star Wars" and "Titanic". A sequel to "Batman Begins", it teams up director Christopher Nolan with actors Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal among others. The superhero flick has put Batman up against his worst enemy Joker who manages to steal almost everything important for his sanity.