The latest incarnation of the Batman movies has evolved to be one of the most successful movie franchises in its exciting yet short cinematic history. Released in 2005, and starring Christian Bale as arguably the greatest Batman of them all, the beginning of Batman as we know him was one of the most fascinating of the series.
And since then, it has only gotten bigger. The announcement of the sequel was met with praise from every corner, and the hype has continued to grow as the months passed by. News of actors cast, behind the scenes footage taken legally or illegally, and finally the teaser trailer have all kept us glued to our seats in eager anticipation.
For fans of the comic franchise behind the movies, many will be aware of the importance of the character Harvey Dent. It was not just a case of casting a dull district attorney, but rather a named actor that could hold down the rather prodigious roll of not just a lawyer, but also one of Batman’s most infamous villains: Two Face.
The story is out there for you to find, so I won’t ruin it for those who want to be surprised, but I will say that while arguing a case, Dent is splashed in the face with sulphuric acid. It disfigures his face, and leads to his downward spiral in to the crime world of Gotham.
So news from the blog Film-Ick recently reporting that Framestore CFC – a visual effects company – has been hired by the producers of the Batman the Dark Knight – the sequel to the hit smash Batman Begins – to do work on Two Face’s face has caused some stir amongst fans across the internet.
Theories abound as to what can actually be visually affected, and whether it will be for the entirety of the movie. Tommy Lee Jones portrayed the villainous Two Face in the 90’s movie Batman Forever, and his face was done entirely by makeup. However my theory is that the visual effects work will not be to continually maintain Dent’s face, but rather to create the transformation process, at the very moment that he is attacked.
Regardless to say, if you’re even a tiny bit interested in what the next movie is going to be like, get out there and have a look around at the movie sites (such as ComicBookMovie.com) and get in on all the gossip and rumor. It will be worth your while!
Posted by Josh Hill
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