It’s lengthy since turn into a chunk of Hollywood legend that Billy Dee Williams solely agreed to play Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman as a result of he wished to sink his enamel into the position of Two-Face in a future sequel. That was initially the plan, with the Gotham City District Attorney set to enterprise in the direction of the darkish aspect following an accident that left him completely disfigured, nevertheless it wasn’t to be.
Williams solely signed a one-picture deal, and was overlooked of Batman Returns fully after Burton determined that he wished to distinguish his sequel as a lot as potential from the primary installment, which is why solely a handful of principal characters from the opener have been introduced again.
If that wasn’t sufficient of a kick within the enamel, as soon as Joel Schumacher took over behind the digicam for Batman Forever, he dropped Williams in favor of Tommy Lee Jones. Star Wars‘ Lando Calrissian has voiced his disappointment on countless occasions in the decades since, but he wasn’t paid off to surrender the position as had been extensively rumored.
That being mentioned, the brand new Batman ’89 comedian e book run from DC that takes place in the identical universe as Burton’s duology has lastly given the folks what they need and turned Williams’ Dent into his nefarious alter ego, which you’ll be able to see under.
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The first problem arrives on August tenth, sarcastically on the similar time Michael Keaton is suiting again up because the Dark Knight for the primary time in 30 years as a part of multiversal DCEU blockbuster The Flash, with Batman ’89 going down straight after the occasions of Returns, and Michelle Pfeiffer’s icon model of Catwoman has additionally been confirmed for an look.