Aaron Eckhart has had a good summer. He can take credit for some of The Dark Knight’s awesomeness, with his Harvey Dent/Two-Face baddie getting almost as freaky as Heath Ledger’s Joker. But $500 million later, we have to ask him: Two-Face could survive that deadly fall at the construction site, right?
“No,” Eckhart told E! News at the junket for Towelhead yesterday. “He is dead as a doornail. He ain’t comin’ back, baby. No.”
The fans want him back, and the actor wants to come back, but ultimately director Christopher Nolan is the bad parent.
“I asked Chris that question. He goes, ‘You’re dead.’ Before I could even get the question out of my mouth, ‘Hey Chris, am I…’ ‘You’re dead.’ ”
But death has never been a problem for comic book characters! “I’m not coming back,” he said. “Unfortunately, Heath was supposed to go along.”
Eckhart knows, too, that there are plenty of Batvillains waiting for spots in the sequels. He’s even jealous about one rumor. “I heard Angelina Jolie was going to be Catwoman,” he said. “I thought that was a great idea. I’d like to be in that one.”
Oh, but sorry. Didn’t you hear? You’re dead.