Billy Dee Williams finally becomes the Batman foe he was supposed to play after portraying Harvey Dent, the villainous gangster Two-Face.
Back in Tim Burton’s 1989 comic book film Batman, The Empire Strikes Back actor Billy Dee Williams played the role of Harvey Dent. The character didn’t have much screentime in the film but he was there to set up Billy Dee Williams’ transformation into his live-action portrayal of Two-Face, which never came to fruition. Thanks to a new piece of artwork, fans can finally see how the actor’s version of Two-Face could’ve looked like.
Two-Face did eventually become one of the villains of the franchise in 1995’s Batman Forever, played by Captain America: The First Avenger actor Tommy Lee Jones. In the film, he was also joined by Jim Carrey as the villain Edward Nigma, aka The Riddler. The awesome image comes from artist Dalton Barrett on Instagram and finally gives Billy Dee Williams his due as Harvey Dent’s nefarious alter ego. Check out the impressive artwork in the post below.
Although the actor never played Two-Face in live-action, Billy Dee Williams did have a quick appearance as the character in the 2017 animated film The LEGO Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay. Hopefully, fans will be able to see the actor return to another iconic role, Lando Calrissian, in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming trilogy-ender Star Wars: Episode IX, though no official return has been announced just yet. The character was most recently seen in last year’s Star Wars spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story, played by actor Donald Glover.
Although Harvey Dent’s iconic alter ego is one of the most well-known foes in Batman’s Rogues Gallery, the villain has yet to appear in the Fox series Gotham, which is currently airing its fifth and final season. The show has introduced many of the Caped Crusader’s iconic bad guys but Two-Face has yet to make an appearance and as of now, there’s been no announcement of that happening.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all the news regarding the future of Batman and the vast pantheon of DC characters as soon as more information becomes available. Do you wish Billy Dee Williams would have played Two-Face instead of Tommy Lee Jones? Who would you like to see play the role in a current DC Extended Universe film, such as Matt Reeves’ untitled Batman solo movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.