The Dark Knight star Aaron Eckhart told MTV that he has confirmed with Christopher Nolan that he won't be appearing in the film's upcoming sequel The Dark Knight Rises. While this has been chatter we've been getting from Nolan's camp for a while, it's the first time the actor himself has made any kind of firm statement.
"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."
Just so there's no confusion here, hit the jump to see the video! It's actually more amusing to watch Eckhart recount the awkward series of events: