8 Continuity Flaws That Ruin A Film Series During A Binge Watch

7. Harvey Dent Changes Face In More Ways Than One - Batman Forever

Billy Dee Williams Tommy Lee Jones Harvey Dent
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Silky smooth Billy Dee Williams accepted the role of Harvey Dent in Batman for the explicit reason of playing Two-Face some day, and assumed it was a done deal. However, Dent isn’t featured in Batman Returns – though a cameo was mooted – and when Tim Burton left the franchise, Williams was suddenly out of the loop.

Forever is meant to be in the same continuity as the first two movies – hence the returning actors for Alfred and Commissioner Gordon – but the tone is much lighter. The studio also made the decision to hire a bigger star for Two-Face, so Tommy Lee Jones was brought on instead.

Not the best choice in retrospect, since Jones’ attempt to outshine Jim Carrey make him hard to watch. It’s a hell of a leap to accept Harvey Dent turned into Jones between sequels too, and the actor's unbearable performance makes you wish they’d stuck with Billy Dee; even if it didn’t work, he couldn’t have done much worse.


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