Aaron Eckhart has spoken up at a recent junket for his latest movie Towelhead regarding the future of his Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight.
"No. I'm dead. I couldn't even get the words out of my mouth. 'Hey, Chris, am I--?' 'No. You're dead. You're dead.'"
He even went on to discuss the possibilities that fans have been holding onto, that Harvey Dent could easily be written back into the script.
"Well, it'd be easier than anything to bring him back, but... it's like Chris said on the tour. He wasn't thinking about the next movie when he made The Dark Knight. All the vegetables were in this stew. I think that this franchise has shown that it doesn't have to bring back characters. I mean, there's still Catwoman. I've heard Angelina Jolie really wants to do Catwoman; I think that's a fantastic idea. I'll be a happy audience member this time."
Regarding future installments Eckhart had this to say:
"What's gone on with Heath and everything... I think Heath was the one that was going to come back. And since he can't... (Pauses) You know, Chris hasn't said that he's going to make another one. I'm sure they drove the Brinks truck up to his house and dumped money on his lawn. But I think Chris wants to go out and make other movies, too. And he should. He's an independent filmmaker at heart. He's got a lot of ideas."
Straight from his two-faced mouth. You heard it folks, Harvey Dent is dead.