GOTHAM KNIGHTS Star Misha Collins Says Harvey Dent Won't Become Two-Face During The Show's First Season
Misha Collins (Supernatural) has commented on his role as Harvey Dent in The CW's Gotham Knights pilot, revealing that the plan is to actually introduce Two-Face during the show's eventual second season.
Gotham Knights is a new series from The CW that looks set to follow Batman's son as he teams up with the children of the Caped Crusader's greatest enemies...after they're framed for the hero's murder. Yes, Batman will be dead in this reality, meaning the network is developing another project set in Gotham City without its Dark Knight.
The CW is currently gearing up to shoot Gotham Knights' pilot episode, and we recently learned that Supernatural alum Misha Collins will play Harvey Dent in the series.
However, in another major departure from the comic books, this Harvey won't have become Two-Face during Bruce Wayne's stint protecting Gotham. Instead, it sounds like we'll get a lengthy origin story for the villain that establishes him as a foe to these teenagers looking to pick up where Batman left off.
Talking during a Q&A panel at the "SPN Indy Convention" (via Screen Rant), Collins elaborated on his Gotham Knights role. "I can tell you that I'm playing Harvey Dent, which is a character from the Batman universe, who becomes Two-Face. Warner Bros. seems to be putting a lot into the pilot, it’s great, it seems like it has a great team behind it. For example, our costume designer did The Handmaid’s Tale, like really top-shelf people on the project."
"If it gets picked up and turned into a series – which would be really cool – my character will be Harvey Dent for the whole first year, so I have a nice long stretch of not being two-faced. And then I become Two-Face! Yeah, I’m looking forward to it and I’ll be the old person on the show!"
Collins is actually a great choice to play this character, so we're intrigued to see where the show takes Two-Face. There's no guarantee it will move beyond the pilot stage (Green Arrow and the Canaries didn't), but we're definitely keeping a close eye on what happens with this one.