Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dark Knight Watch

Harvey Dent A.K.A. Two-Face will make an appearance in the next Batman film, "The Dark Night," Christopher Nolan's sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins." Last year, the film's creators announced that the Joker would play an integral part, which makes Two-Face the second announced villain for the 2008 sequel.

"Batman Begins" launched a new era for the Batman franchise and turned in the best Batman movie since the 1989 Tim Burton directed film starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker (no offense to fans of the 1960s movie, it's just a little before my time).

Hopefully this latest announcement of a second villain more than a year before "The Dark Night" arrives is not a sign that the latest Batman movies are going to follow the mold that ruined the previous batch by cramming too many villains into one movie. If we hear that Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy have also been added, I'll skip "The Dark Night" completely, stay home and rent the campy, 1960s Adam West film.
- J. McKinney