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02.02.2007

Aaron Eckhart Those horny bastards over at "Latino Review" have got their fingers on the pulse of superhero flick casting news so when they throw out a name for a role in a major comic book film franchise, we pay attention. In this case, they're saying that THANK YOU FOR SMOKING man-candy Aaron Eckhart is the leading contender for the role of Harvey Dent aka Two-Face in the upcoming THE DARK KNIGHT. They're also corroborating the rumors that Rachel McAdams and Emily Blunt are candidates for the role of Batman love muffin Rachel Dawes and they've added their own uncovered name to the mix - Maggie Gyllenhaal. What do you guys think about it? Is Eckhart Dent? Is Gyllenhaal Dawes? Strike a little something back. Read "Latino Review's" report over HERE. THE DARK KNIGHT opens July 18th, 2008.

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Extra Tidbit: Interestingly enough, Eckhart was Darren Aronofsky's choice for James Gordon for his BATMAN: YEAR ONE project.
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9:51PM on 02/06/2007
wasnt ryan phillipe cast as harvey a long time ago? i'd like this better, but i just never heard that he dropped out
wasnt ryan phillipe cast as harvey a long time ago? i'd like this better, but i just never heard that he dropped out
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12:26PM on 02/05/2007

NOOOOOOOO

Not maggie gyllenhaal, would batman really date a frumpy sagging girl who appears to be 40 but in real life is only 20 something, she is a good actor but would not fit that part, she has to be attractive and be a average actor (katie holmes was perfect, never thought i would say that)!
Not maggie gyllenhaal, would batman really date a frumpy sagging girl who appears to be 40 but in real life is only 20 something, she is a good actor but would not fit that part, she has to be attractive and be a average actor (katie holmes was perfect, never thought i would say that)!
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1:45AM on 02/05/2007
Eckhart would rock that role. Maggie would not. But I could watch Rachel McAdams aaaaaaaaall day long.
Eckhart would rock that role. Maggie would not. But I could watch Rachel McAdams aaaaaaaaall day long.
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3:36PM on 02/04/2007
I dig Eckhart. I think Dawes is a toss up between Gyllenhall or Blunt, they should leave Rachel McAdams out of the equation.
I dig Eckhart. I think Dawes is a toss up between Gyllenhall or Blunt, they should leave Rachel McAdams out of the equation.
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12:28AM on 02/04/2007
Eckhart could do a decent dent, and Maggie should just stay away from these flicks -- that's all I have to say.
Eckhart could do a decent dent, and Maggie should just stay away from these flicks -- that's all I have to say.
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6:52PM on 02/03/2007
Its weird that people don't like katie holmes because she seemed so young but people like Rachel McAdams and Emily Blunt are either younger than her or a couple of years older...

I just don't like Katie Holmes...even if shes 30.
Its weird that people don't like katie holmes because she seemed so young but people like Rachel McAdams and Emily Blunt are either younger than her or a couple of years older...

I just don't like Katie Holmes...even if shes 30.
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2:47PM on 02/03/2007
I'm down with Aaron Eckhart as Dent. I think that's a solid bit of casting. Better than the Ledger casting in my opinion. As for who takes over the role of Rachel Dawes - I for one still hope they don't keep the character at all. But if they insist upon it, I'm not really liking any of the aforementioned choices. While Gyllenhaal is a good actress, I just don't see her in that role, plus she looks NOTHING like Katie Holmes, unlike what some previous post said. McAdams is solid, but I
I'm down with Aaron Eckhart as Dent. I think that's a solid bit of casting. Better than the Ledger casting in my opinion. As for who takes over the role of Rachel Dawes - I for one still hope they don't keep the character at all. But if they insist upon it, I'm not really liking any of the aforementioned choices. While Gyllenhaal is a good actress, I just don't see her in that role, plus she looks NOTHING like Katie Holmes, unlike what some previous post said. McAdams is solid, but I think she's become a big enough actress that she really wouldn't want to take over the role that a lesser actress once held. Just my opinion. As for Blunt, I'm not really all that impressed with her. She just seems like the hip actress du jour.
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12:51PM on 02/03/2007
Eckhart would be great! I love Maggie but she seems wrong for the love interest - I really hope it's Rachel or Emily instead.
Eckhart would be great! I love Maggie but she seems wrong for the love interest - I really hope it's Rachel or Emily instead.
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12:31PM on 02/03/2007

Maggie's a Dog!

Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Lick! Woof! Woof!

But the Eckhart news is dope.
Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Lick! Woof! Woof!

But the Eckhart news is dope.
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10:59AM on 02/03/2007

Good call

I deffinately like this casting choice better than those other kats that have been rumored to be up for the role.
I deffinately like this casting choice better than those other kats that have been rumored to be up for the role.
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10:15AM on 02/03/2007

Batman love muffin

I don't really care who they cast for the roll of Dawes, as long as they go with a woman, and not a girl. I think that was part of the miscasting of Holmes in the first place. Bruce Wayne might have some young airheaded ditz on his arm at a party, but Batman would want the closest thing to his intellectual equal that he could find. How awsome would it be to see Monica Bellucci, or someone of her stature, as a love intrest? Totally! Awesome!
I don't really care who they cast for the roll of Dawes, as long as they go with a woman, and not a girl. I think that was part of the miscasting of Holmes in the first place. Bruce Wayne might have some young airheaded ditz on his arm at a party, but Batman would want the closest thing to his intellectual equal that he could find. How awsome would it be to see Monica Bellucci, or someone of her stature, as a love intrest? Totally! Awesome!
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10:12AM on 02/03/2007
Eckhart Yes! Gyllenhaal NO! She is about as attractive as my OWN sister. Surely the point of love interests is that the audience can get behind the leading mans woody for her in the first place? Make mine Blunt.
Eckhart Yes! Gyllenhaal NO! She is about as attractive as my OWN sister. Surely the point of love interests is that the audience can get behind the leading mans woody for her in the first place? Make mine Blunt.
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5:51AM on 02/03/2007
I'll have a freakin mangasm if they get eckhart in on this, he was probably one of the best things about the black dahlia
I'll have a freakin mangasm if they get eckhart in on this, he was probably one of the best things about the black dahlia
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5:21AM on 02/03/2007

Perfect

Eckhart will make a perfect addition to the ever growing cast. The first film had alot of powerhouse actors in it and he will fit in just fine. I think Rachel Mcadams will do a much finer job than Holmes did in the first one, to be honest, Holmes was the only downfall of the first film. It's the whole scientology thing, I just can't watch any of them in a serious role anymore.
Eckhart will make a perfect addition to the ever growing cast. The first film had alot of powerhouse actors in it and he will fit in just fine. I think Rachel Mcadams will do a much finer job than Holmes did in the first one, to be honest, Holmes was the only downfall of the first film. It's the whole scientology thing, I just can't watch any of them in a serious role anymore.
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4:01AM on 02/03/2007
I believe Gylenhaal is the perfect choice only for her similarity to Katie Holmes (looks, perky behaviour). Other than that I see no other reason.
I believe Gylenhaal is the perfect choice only for her similarity to Katie Holmes (looks, perky behaviour). Other than that I see no other reason.
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11:54PM on 02/02/2007

AWESOME

Eckart fuckin IS Dent/Two-Face. I never thought about him before but thats so perfect. However, Gyllenhaal? Not so convinced...
Eckart fuckin IS Dent/Two-Face. I never thought about him before but thats so perfect. However, Gyllenhaal? Not so convinced...
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11:19PM on 02/02/2007

I like it

I like this casting quite a bit. I really hope this pans out. (and coming from Latino Review is definately a much more reliable source than the Batman-On-Film articles of late)

I say change the character of Dawes...but if they have to replace...absolutely have to...then they could do worse than Gyllenhaal. I like her.
I like this casting quite a bit. I really hope this pans out. (and coming from Latino Review is definately a much more reliable source than the Batman-On-Film articles of late)

I say change the character of Dawes...but if they have to replace...absolutely have to...then they could do worse than Gyllenhaal. I like her.
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10:49PM on 02/02/2007
I wouldn't mind seeing Eck in this role. I honestly thought he was robbed of an Oscar nod in Thank You For Smoking.
I wouldn't mind seeing Eck in this role. I honestly thought he was robbed of an Oscar nod in Thank You For Smoking.
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10:30PM on 02/02/2007
Aaron Eckhart is teh pwnage, i more then approve him as Harvey Dent
Aaron Eckhart is teh pwnage, i more then approve him as Harvey Dent
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9:53PM on 02/02/2007
agreed a hundred percent with everyone on Eckhart. GREAT choice. I say scrap the Dawes character altogether. But i guess they had alot written on her for the sequal (could have something to do with fellow D.A. dent). I would rather have Holmes back than a replacement, even though I really dislike her.
agreed a hundred percent with everyone on Eckhart. GREAT choice. I say scrap the Dawes character altogether. But i guess they had alot written on her for the sequal (could have something to do with fellow D.A. dent). I would rather have Holmes back than a replacement, even though I really dislike her.
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9:52PM on 02/02/2007
I've never even considered him, but he's now my #1 pick. If true, fucking fantastic casting.
I've never even considered him, but he's now my #1 pick. If true, fucking fantastic casting.
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9:51PM on 02/02/2007
Eckhart would make a good Harvey Dent. He's great at playing slick bastards in suits, so it fits. Don't know how much of the film is going to be Dent vs Two-Face, so I'm not sure about if he can pull off the different type of character that Two-Face is, but he can play Dent for sure.
Eckhart would make a good Harvey Dent. He's great at playing slick bastards in suits, so it fits. Don't know how much of the film is going to be Dent vs Two-Face, so I'm not sure about if he can pull off the different type of character that Two-Face is, but he can play Dent for sure.
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9:44PM on 02/02/2007
Didn't like Eckhart at first. But he's grown on me and after THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, I definately think the guy has what it takes to be Dent.
Didn't like Eckhart at first. But he's grown on me and after THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, I definately think the guy has what it takes to be Dent.
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9:12PM on 02/02/2007
let me just say this as a reader of the batman comics since childhood, Eckhardt will make the absoloute perfect Dent, and when the time calls for it 'two-face'. He will add a sense of credibility and subtlty that someone like Jamie Foxx couldn't do, as the temptation to overact and make the role cartoony is too strong (see tommy lee jones). My only slight issue would be that seeing as this is the origins of batman/dent, Harvey was a young freshfaced DA in his 20s, famed for his charm and
let me just say this as a reader of the batman comics since childhood, Eckhardt will make the absoloute perfect Dent, and when the time calls for it 'two-face'. He will add a sense of credibility and subtlty that someone like Jamie Foxx couldn't do, as the temptation to overact and make the role cartoony is too strong (see tommy lee jones). My only slight issue would be that seeing as this is the origins of batman/dent, Harvey was a young freshfaced DA in his 20s, famed for his charm and goodlooks, thus adopting the name apollo. Eckhardt may be slightly to old for this title, unless they change the character slightly. If they were to go for the similar comic origins, I would be happy also with the older choice of Ryan Phillipe, who like Ledger would suprise audiences with a credible performance that would shed any remaining teen throb image. That said, Eckhardt at this moment is the best actor for the role, his performance in thank you for smoking alone portrayed his abilities to play the arrogant, good looking, yet charming spokesperson, all qualities required for Harvey Dent.

As a dawes replacement, I can very much see gyllenhall taking over, she's got far stronger chops than holmes could ever ask for (and she can speak from the centre of her mouth), but if they intend to replace the actress for the role of dawes I could think of better actresses to make that seamless intergration.
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9:07PM on 02/02/2007

GREAT

I'm not sure about he's "villain" abilities, but as Harvey Dent he'll be perfect
I'm not sure about he's "villain" abilities, but as Harvey Dent he'll be perfect
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9:07PM on 02/02/2007
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