I Believe in Harvey Dent

Another day, another viral marketing update from The Dark Knight. This seems to be the story of my life lately, updating all of you on what is new in the world of Harvey Dent and this mysterious character The Joker. But alas, it could be worse, Paramount could be gearing up more viral for Star Trek — ick!

Today’s update comes by way of the message boards over at Superhero Hype. Some crafty Bat-fan has uncovered a missing video on the website for The Gotham Times. The video shows Rachel Dawes, played this time around by Maggie Gyllenhaal, holding a press conference to voice her support for Harvey Dent, played in the film by Aaron Eckhart. Take a look for yourself below.

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I don’t know if there is anything groundbreaking here, but this is cool to say the least. Other than a two second spot of her kneeing Heath Ledger in the groin in the trailer, this is the first that we’ve seen from Ms. Gyllenhaal as Ms. Dawes. She is, of course, taking over for the recently kidnapped married Katie Holmes. The change to Gyllenhaal is one that I personally welcomed, as Katie Holmes is, at best, a lukewarm personality. To say the least, Maggie can act, and she seems to fit better among the likes of Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine and Heath Ledger. Lets face it — Katie Holmes may be the future Queen of Scientology, but she is not that good of an actress.

The Dark Knight is directed by Christoper Nolan, who brought back the Batman franchise in 2005 with Batman Begins. Reprising his role as Bruce Wayne is Christian Bale. The film will also feature the late Heath Ledger as The Joker and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, along with Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine all reprising roles from the first film. It hits theaters on July 18th.

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