Matthew McConaughey is one of those actors that improves everything he’s in. Interstellar – HIS film (sorry Anne), The Wolf of Wall Street (who can forget that hilarious chest-thumping scene?), True Detective – an iconic performance (yes, iconic).
And now it looks as though he’ll be bringing his Southern charm to Gotham as it’s being reported that he’s in talks to play Harvey Dent in The Batman 2021.
Talk about dream casting.
Goodie-turned-baddie Harvey Dent, better known as Two-Face in the DC comics, is a district attorney who turns to crime after an incident that leaves him deformed on one side.
He’s been portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever (1995) and most-famously by Aaron Eckhart’s The Dark Knight (2008) alongside Heath Ledger’s Joker. Now we’re anticipating McConaughey’s take on the classic villain (especially after viewing the concept art below).
Sources are suggesting that McConaughey is in talks to take on the role in the film that already features the likes of Robert Pattinson and Jeffery Wright. Albeit, it seems that that director Matt Reeves will be saving Dent’s infamous alter-ego for a future film as rumours imply that Harvey Dent will remain on the right side of the law in The Batman (2021). Saving Two-Face seems like a sensible move considering that multiple Batman villains are set to to be involved in The Batman (2021) – including Paul Dano’s Riddler and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman.
The news that Two-Face will be saved for a sequel suggests that his origin may come at some point in the film’s finale. This narrative thread would make a welcome addition to Reeves’ Gotham in which other heroes and villains are established in the fictitious city before the audience is introduced to them.
It also serves as more evidence that Reeves is drawing from The Long Halloween Batman comics published during the mid-90s.
Just like the proposed The Batman plot, the 13-issue story includes a ton of fan-favourite villains, focuses on Batman as a detective and includes an emotional Two-Face origin story.
Anyway, back to McConaughey. Taking into account the actor’s back catalogue, the role of Harvey Dent seems like a role he was born to play.
So much so that if he doesn’t secure the role now, we’ll be severely disappointed. C’mon Reeves, cast him for the fans.
We can’t wait to see this.
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