In the past, Aaron Eckhart has had no problems stating matter-of-factly that Two-Face was done for, telling SuperHeroHype back in September that his character was as "dead as a doornail." Well...maybe not that dead.
When MTV News caught up with "The Dark Knight" star on the Golden Globes red carpet, he was notably less fatalistic about the possibility of reprising his role as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in a sequel to the record-breaking film.
"I think Harvey -- if he's not dead -- is in a serious coma," stated Eckhart, "and I'm not sure he's coming out. They might pull the plug on him." Seemingly firm words, right? Except even the notion that his alter-ego is still alive is a clear departure from previous statements where the actor was perfectly fine confirming Harvey's death at the business end of a freefalling drop.
We know from our recent interview with producer Charles Roven that screenwriters Christopher Nolan and David Goyer have begun brainstorming ideas for a third "Batman" film...could something out of that have led to Eckhart's about-face on Two-Face? His wink-wink-nod-nod answer seems to suggest that something else may be at play.
Like all good mysteries, the answer is murky and open to interpretation. So tell us what you think. Do Eckhart's comments -- and the way he delivered them -- mean we should still believe in Harvey Dent? Tell us what you think in the comments below.