It appears as thought final negotiations are underway for Aaron Eckhart (“Paycheck”, “Erin Brockovich”, “Thank you for Smoking”) to take on the role of Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face in the sequel to Christopher Nolan’s brilliant “Batman Begins”, currently entitled “The Dark Knight”.

Aaron Eckhart

This is not a bad choice at all. Eckhart is known as a versatile actor, playing both protagonists and villians with equal skill. Exactly what is needed for the character of Harvey Dent and then into Two-Face.

Dent is one of Bruce Wayne’s best friends, and the District Attorney for Gotham City. In the comics, half of his face is horribly scarred by acid at a court case in which Batman is called as a witness. He sinks into depression and deep seated anger followed by insanity, directed at The Dark Knight himself, whom he believes is responsible for his accident. This leads him to take up a crininal life as the conflicted Two-Face, who makes his decisions by flipping a coin.

The way the current film is laid out, “The Dark Knight” will center on the Joker (played by Heath Ledger). One can then assume that part of the plot will include Dent’s accident and assuming the role of Two-Face in a second sequel.

I personally would’ve chosen Liev Schreiber for the role, but I think Eckhart will do a fine job as well.