Anyone here that saw the 1989 Batman movie in a theater? I went to see it with my father and my cousin Ramon. It was so exciting! And I already knew a potential villain for a sequel. For the movie featured Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent.
Those of you that are a bit familiar with the baddies of Batman know the tragic story of Harvey Dent who becomes Two Face, one of Batman's most dangerous foes. Taking decisions based on the flip of a coin makes him very unpredictable. So I had all these scenes in my head for the second movie and along comes Batman Returns and Harvey Dent is... not in the movie? Still a good movie and I learned much later that the Max Shreck character was a replacement for Harvey Dent. I wonder why?
Anyway a third movie was made and the villains were going to be... the Riddler and Two Face! Yes! Finally we were going to see Billy Dee Williams play Two Face. Well... That's not what happened. A lot of things changed. Different director, a different actor playing Batman and Billy Dee Williams was replaced by Tommy Lee Jones. Or perhaps not even considered by the new director?
I didn't think about it too much after the third movie, although it would come up in conversations from time to time. I have always seen it as a missed opportunity. Imagine having your villain for the third movie being build up in the previous two.
So now along comes this crazy Batman Lego movie and guess my surprise on finding out who will play Two Face. Billy Dee Williams! Not sure how much screen time he'll get, but I'm sure the scenes will bring a smile to my face.
I feel quite excited to see this movie. So much that I felt inspired to draw Billy Dee Williams as how he could have appeared in the movies. Here it is: