I am starting to hate Nolan now.I just cant believe he would do something like kill off such an important character like this. Man thats a Schumacher/Burton thing to do.I never thought Nolan would be stupid like those two. This kinda puts a damper on the new films for me coming out.If their good like the first two,I'll still enjoy them,but it just rubs me the wrong way that he could do something so stupid such as kill off Dent.
If it helps, you can pretend he is still alive and locked up in Dark Knight Rises. Its kind of like Ras Al Ghul. The death was implied but not confirmed, that way average movie goers can interpret him as dead, but Batman fans that are against him killing can interpret him as still alive.
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Well, he didn't kill off the Joker when it was easy for it to happen, did he? It's because he served the story. Not like Burton in Batman, when he did right off the bat.
And by the way, movies aren't comics when you must keep villains alive for decades and never end things. Harvey death was a tragedy that served an important story point. Keeping him going when he was motivated by revenge, it doesn't accomplish anything to keep him going as a criminal mastermind. It's not like Batman doesn't have dozens of adversaries lined up that fans wouldn't want to see.
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yeah but its still a Burton/scumacher thing.killing off an important character.Like Myth said,have him go to arkham in the sequal or something like that,but dont be an idiot like Burton and schumacher and kill off an important character.
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