Aaron Eckhart Says Two-Face Definitely Won't Be Back
I thought I vowed never to write another article on The Dark Knight, but here we are, at it again! Aaron Eckhart provided an update today to ComingSoon regarding the fate of his character - Two-Face. While this isn't even really news, it's definitely the update that many fans needed to see in order to settle any speculation they've had. I'll save the meaty details until after the jump, but considering Dark Knight has passed $500 million, I expect everyone has seen it by now anyway. By this point in time, everyone knows that Eckhart plays Harvey Dent who eventually becomes Two-Face in a performance that I thought was just as good as Heath Ledger's. Eckhart finally puts to rest all the rumors about the fate of Two-Face.
"He is dead as a door nail," Eckhart confirms. "I asked Chris [Nolan] that question and he goes, 'You're dead' before I could even get the question out of my mouth." And if you think it's all just a game he's playing to keep it a surprise for his return, Eckhart really emphasizes that he ain't coming back. "I think in contract negotiations it's a problem," he says. "No, I'm not coming back. I think unfortunately, Heath [Ledger] was supposed to go on and that didn't work out. I'm nobody. I'm a cog. I have no say over this sort of stuff. I'm sure that there's so many other characters that they could whip together." He goes on to mention the rumor about Angelina Jolie playing Catwoman, but beyond that, the scene at the end where he drops of the side of a building really did kill Gotham's White Knight - he definitely won't be back.
We've already talked so much about where another sequel could head, that I'm not going to start up another discussion about a world without Two-Face. This is merely a confirmation to settle some rumors, including my own speculation that he was still alive. We'll be back again when we hear more on the next Batman.