One of Gotham City’s most notorious villains will be making his debut on Gotham, FOX’s Batman origin-series.
According to TVLine, Nicholas D’Agosto (Final Destination 5, Masters of Sex) has been cast as Harvey Dent, the Assistant District Attorney who becomes the iconic villain, Two-Face. This portrayal of the character describes Dent as “handsome, warm and engaging” and “constantly maintaining a sunny disposition even when dealing with the city’s seediest riffraff.”
Reports state that D’Agosto will appear in the first season as a re-occurring role, but his contract includes a series regular option should Gotham be picked up for a second season.
In the comics, Harvey Dent was an ally of Commissioner James Gordon and Batman. He became disfigured when mob boss Sal Maroni throws acid at the District Attorney, horribly scarring the left side of his face. Dent proceeds to go insane and adopt the persona known as Two-Face, a criminal who chooses to bring about about good or evil based upon the outcome of a coin flip.
D’Agosto becomes the fourth actor to portray Harvey Dent, and the first to be featured on television. His first live action appearance was in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), played by Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars saga). His role was re-cast in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever (1995), this time played by Tommy Lee Jones. Most recently, he was played by Aaron Eckhart in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008).
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