Gotham’s Mayor Passes Harvey Dent Act in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

     June 19, 2012


If anyone is going to have a reasonable, practical solution to a problem, it’s a politician, am I right?  So it’s no surprise that Gotham City Mayor Anthony Garcia (Nestor Carbonell) has passed a recent piece of legislation known as the Harvey Dent Act, presumably early on in the events of The Dark Knight Rises.  It serves to close the loopholes that allow organized crime to subsist in the city while marking the masked vigilante known as Batman (Christian Bale) as a villainous force who nearly stamped out Gotham’s hope.  It also honors Dent’s sacrifices and establishes a city-wide remembrance on Harvey Dent Day.  Isn’t that nice? Hit the jump to check it out.

Sure this piece of legislation isn’t as flashy as the newest trailer we brought you, but it’s a nice tie-in to the ending of The Dark Knight.  Check out the act below (via CBM):


Here’s the synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises, followed by links to our recent coverage:

Warner Bros.the-dark-knight-rises-batman-poster Pictures’and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

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  • Jordan

    Great little plot addition. Fun stuff.

  • AlexHeyNa

    I think this is supposed to take place somewhere between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. In other words, it will probably already have been passed in the beginning of Rises.

  • AlexHeyNa

    I think this is supposed to take place somewhere between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. In other words, the act will probably already have been passed in the beginning of Rises.

  • Pragmator

    I’m anxious to see if Commissioner Gordon figures out that Bruce Wayne is Batman based on Wayne’s dependence on a cane and seeing Batman limp away from Dent’s “murder scene”.

    • Sean Bean

      Watch the trailer again, TDKR takes place 8 years later and Batman wasn’t crippled at the end the end of Dark Knight. He’s using a cane in reaction to something that happens during the 2nd movie.

    • Eric Nixon

      I doubt it. I’m sure a reson Bruce Wayne is injured will be created. Hell, in one issue of Batman, Alfred has Dick Grayson total a $100,000 car just to sell the story that Bruce Wayne got in a car accident.

      • AlexHeyNa

        Hush is an incredible book.

    • Shaun

      Bruce will be using a cane after Bane severely injures him, similar to what happened in the “Knightfall” comics back in the 90s. His limping while running away at the end of TDK won’t have anything to do with that.

  • Bent

    Harvey Dent was an inside job. They’re just using his death as an excuse to take our freedoms away.

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