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Geek Rant: What Was The True Fate of Harvey Dent in ‘The Dark Knight’?
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TDKFirst of all, for the three of you out there who haven’t seen The Dark Knight, spoilers ahead.

The Dark Knight, having just passed the $500 million mark, still has that new car smell to it, but already arguments echo out from all over the globe — did Harvey Dent/Two-Face die in The Dark Knight or not?

Most moviegoers are under the impression that the Gotham City District Attorney turned badly burned bad guy is not only still alive, but will also likely return for the third film installment in the Christopher Nolan Batman franchise.

But TDK star Aaron Eckhart recently revealed that his character is definitely dead and not coming back.

He is dead as a doornail. He ain’t comin’ back, baby. No…. I asked Chris that question. He goes, ‘You’re dead.’ Before I could even get the question out of my mouth, ‘Hey Chris, am I…’ ‘You’re dead’.”

So there it is. You can’t get more clear than that… or can you?

Personally, I would like to remain incredibly stubborn and say he’s not dead at all. I literally don’t even care that the DIRECTOR confirms that he’s dead; if you ask me, it’s ridiculous to think so.

Hear me out.

First off, they totally set it up with dropping Eric Roberts and the “I wouldn’t die from this height” line before Batman drops him onto concrete, a fall that merely injures Roberts’ character. Dent falling from the same height onto some dirt or mulch or whatever the shit that was, this kills him; and not just kills him, it obviously kills him? No. That scene never rubbed me right to begin with, when I was 100% sure he survived and they were just setting it up for a third movie, just the fact that Batman couldn’t hold onto that piece of iron and fell next to Dent was enough to make me itchy. Umm, he’s fucking Batman, Imma thinkin’ he could probably hold a grip for 2 or 3 seconds. Now above and beyond that, they’re saying this weak-ass fall was fatal on top of it.

Why I oughta…

Lastly — WHY? Why would they so perfectly set up a villain that is obviously the quintessential tone of dark to follow the Joker, and then kill him off early before he even gets a chance to be a true villain? This is illogical people and these don’t cross me as illogical filmmakers.

If indeed this is true as they say, I call it a massive mistake. If you’re going to do something, DO IT. Don’t leave us wondering and scratching our head. If you’re going to kill someone off, kill that sonofabitch off so clearly that it would be pure silliness to see him come back. If you don’t want to kill someone off, make it clear that this might not be over. We require finalization! We need closure! As fantastic a movie as this was, this could eventually be one big, throbbing flaw that just sits there, pointing and laughing at our confusion.

For now, it looks like we have a new “Who shot first?” conspiracy to babble senselessly about.

[Source: E! Online]

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