DC Comics is producing a comic book series that is a sequence of Tim Burton’s movies, and it’s called Batman ’89. Because of this comic, we now get to see what Billy Dee Williams looks like as the villain Two-Face!
Billy Dee Williams was cast in the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent for Burton’s original movie. If Burton would have gotten to make his third Batman film, we would have seen Dent’s transformation into Two-Face. Unfortunately, Burton never got to make his third Batman movie.
All these years later we are finally getting a look at what Willams’ version of Two-Face would have looked like in Burton’s Batman universe. Artist Joe Quinones sent a tweet saying:
Officially revealed! My cover to issue 2 of BATMAN ‘89 #batman89 ON SALE September 14, 2021. And if I may editorialize, you all are not ready for what @SamuelHamm has been cooking up for this series. Just staggering, brilliant takes. I can’t speak for my art, but the story does not disappoint.”
The official description for Batman ’89 reads: “Continuing the twisted adventures of DC’s Dark Knight from Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies, Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. The gothic mentality behind the world, while still rooted in a sense of realism, helped inform many of DC’s global fans’ first impressions on the Dark Knight’s Gotham. In the new Batman ’89 comic, Hamm and Quinones will help usher in the return of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and will debut a new Robin! Plus, Quinones has a vision for Harvey Dent/Two-Face that is as close to movie magic as a comic can get!”
— Joe Quinones (@Joe_Quinones) June 18, 2021