Way back on May 21st we reported that actor Anthony Michael Hall told the media that he had a secretive role in the sequel. "I signed a confidentiality agreement, and I can't say which part I'm playing because it affects the story," said Hall. "I can't give away the suspense -- it's a $200 million surprise, and I don't want to be the guy to ruin it ... It's really a great role. I'm in throughout the whole movie, and I'm really looking forward to working with Christian and Morgan and all these real Hollywood heavy hitters."
The rumor mill stayed quiet until May 30th when we reported a contested rumor about what happens to a character played by Hall. almost nobody noticed the comment at the bottom of the page, saying, "Does no one else think that AMH could just be playing Edward Nygma? What's to say Nygma couldn't be working for Wayne Enterprises?"
Today that rumor grew up and went out full blown into the world, when Film Ick claimed that the character would have a familiar name. "Not only are more and more people telling me that Anthony Michael Hall is playing Edward Nygma in 'The Dark Knight,' as we discussed before," the site reported, "I've now received a report of scenes filmed with Aaron Eckhart ... in Two Face makeup. Yep -- Two Face is in 'The Dark Knight' too."
How is then make up for the tragic former DA? "55/40. Scarring across the nose just a tad bit. One of his eye is deformed. And little bubbles across the scarring (They're manips that look similar)." Don't try and do the math -- it doesn't add up. FilmIck continued, "The scene may or may not have involved Two Face shooting Flass, the corrupt cop from 'Batman Begins.'"
So that's the big news for today -- two more costumed criminals come to Gotham City, plus the news from last Thursday noting that "Spawn" veteran Michael Jai White would play criminal Gamble and existing spy footage from June 22nd showing a possible appearance by the Scarecrow (despite a May 11th denial by actor Cillian Murphy to MTV that he would be in the sequel). That all implies a lot for Bruce Wayne to handle when the movie opens July 18th, 2008.