It's Official: Aaron Eckhart Won't Be In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Even though Aaron Eckhart himself confirmed that his character in "The Dark Knight" was no longer among the living in Christopher Nolan's big-screen Batman universe, that hasn't stopped everyone from wondering if we'll see Harvey Dent (a.k.a. Two-Face) again in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Heck, even Eckhart wasn't certain we'd seen the last of his scarred, coin-flipping alter ego — so when he had the chance to ask Nolan about it, that's exactly what he did.

"Chris and I had a meeting, on the beach, just the two of us," Eckhart told MTV News at the red carpet premiere of his new film, "Rabbit Hole." "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.'"

And there you have it, folks. But what about the whole "meeting on a beach" thing?

Eckhart said the pair did indeed meet on a beach to discuss his character. In fact, "it's even weirder than I'm explaining it," he laughed.

"We found ourselves alone on the beach together on a stormy day and he delivered the news to me," said Eckhart. "I was heartbroken. But Chris has his reasons and my life must go on."

"Honestly, it was Heath's movie to go on," he added. "We had a great movie. I'm so honored to be a part of that movie. I know Chris has got something in store that is going to blow everybody away."

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