Movies Aaron Eckhart Says Two-Face Won't Be Back


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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.
Source: Aaron Eckhart Says Two-Face Definitely Won't Be Back «

Well this puts all those rumors about Two-Face being alive to rest.

Thoughts everyone?
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Certified Shitlord
Might want to put some spoiler tags up, even though half the universe has seen it, it's still a good idea.


Tamer Of The LOLzilla
You beat me to it Vegito but heres the extended interview;

Yes, it's true. Aaron Eckhart says goodbye to Batman. At the press day for his upcoming indie film Towelhead, Hype! talked to the actor who portrayed Harvey Dent/Two-Face in The Dark Knight. He told us he's definitely not signed on for another film and confirmed his character is dead.

Eckhart laughed about how he tried to ask if there was a chance he was coming back and was good-humored about the deadly fate of Dent.

CS/SHH!: Is Harvey Dent alive?
Aaron Eckhart: No. He is dead as a door nail.

CS/SHH!: So he's not coming back?
Eckhart: He ain't coming back baby!

CS/SHH!: I was hoping he would.
Eckhart: No. I asked Chris [Nolan] that question and he goes, "You're dead" before I could even get the question out of my mouth. "Hey Chris, am I?" "You're dead!" Alright, cool.

CS/SHH!: That's not a problem in comic book movies. You could still come back.
Eckhart: I think in contract negotiations it's a problem.

CS/SHH!: So you were never signed on for another film?
Eckhart: 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. I heard Angelina Jolie was going to be Catwoman or something like that. I thought that was a great idea. I'd like to be in that one.

CS/SHH!: It must be gratifying that so many people responded to your character.
Eckhart: Yeah, I dig it. Write your Congressman. I like that for the first time in my career I'm getting fan mail from kids and 8-year-olds. "My name is Bill. I really liked the film." I've never had that before. I think that's fun. I think someone told me they're going to be Harvey Two-Face for Halloween which is cool. I said to two kids the other day, "Did you see Batman yet?" Then I come to find out like two seconds later they've seen it four times. People are really going back to see it. My parents saw it I think 12 [times] so far. They're sick that it's going out of the theaters.

CS/SHH!: Do they normally see your movies 12 times?
Eckhart: I don't know about 12, but they like to go see the movies. They like to go see the audience. They like to tell people that I'm in the movie like popcorn people.
To be honest this isn't really news to me, his death was so integral to the final point of the movie that having him come back would have really cheapened it. I was suprised when I saw that people were actually stating a case for him to return to be honest. It's nice to have confirmation though.
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Although I agree with Alt that common sense should have ruled, I still wasn't expecting that one. I feel like Homer's just been killed off in The Simpsons. Oh god, why!? Why do you hate me so?! OK so it's not that big a deal but it's still a fairly high profile character to ditch from a franchise. I wouldn't have been too excited seeing him as a lead villain though. I'm not sure he was really strong enough to even be one. More a side story villain. Plenty of replacements in the Batman world, though.


The Hierophant
Who was it that said it best on GF? I want to say it was Italiano but I can't remember. Dent died the hero while Batman lived to become the villian. Nearly perfect closure that the fans, including myself, didn't want to admit.

And along the same lines of TDK, I was thinking about this earlier and I'd be completely ok with them either not making a third installment or taking their sweet ass time and putting it out in a few years.


Sultan of Swat
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Well this sucks, I was hoping that we would see more of two-face in another movie. Especially since we barely saw him in The Dark Knight. Oh well, at least now we know the truth of his future with the Batman series.