No Two-Face in The Dark Knight Rises, says Aaron Eckhart

Since the release of The Dark Knight Aaron Eckhart, who played Harvey Dent/Two-Face, has been questioned/harassed about his potential involvement in the next film. Last year the actor said ““I think Harvey — if he’s not dead — is in a serious coma”, and now Eckhart has confirmed that he won’t be making an appearance in The Dark Knight Rises.

From MTV:

“Chris and I had a meeting, on the beach, just the two of us,” Eckhart said. “I said, ‘Chris, a lot of people are asking me if I’m in the next ‘Batman.’ And Chris said, ‘Yes?’ I said, ‘Am I?’ He looked at me and he said, ‘No.'” He added that he wasn’t joking about the beach part and said that they “found ourselves alone on the beach together on a stormy day and he delivered the news to me. I was heartbroken. But Chris has his reasons and my life must go on… Honestly, it was Heath’s movie to go on. We had a great movie. I’m so honored to be a part of that movie.”

Still no word on who will play the villain in the next movie, but there is a chance Tom Hardy will be playing him (or it?). Filming will begin next May though, so we should know soon enough.