We all want news on Batman 3. Is Nolan going to direct it? Is Cher going to play Catwoman? No matter how small the news is or how strange it may seem we can't get enough tidbits about the next Batman film.
Well, Aaron Eckhart recently gave away some details about the chances of him coming back for a second time and Guy Pearce has also talked about him re-teaming with Nolan on a Batman film following their sterling work on Memento.
Be warned - There are major spoilers below if you are one of the three people left who still haven't seen The Dark Knight.
Eckhart spoke with Comingsoon.net/ Superhero Hype about the chances of him returning as Two-Face for a third film in the Bat-franchise, the actor had this to say:
Is Harvey Dent alive?Aaron Eckhart: No. He is dead as a door nail. I'm nobody. I'm a cog. I have no say over this sort of stuff. I'm sure that there's so many other characters that they could whip together. I heard Angelina Jolie was going to be Catwoman or something like that. I thought that was a great idea. I'd like to be in that one.
So he's not coming back?Eckhart: He ain't coming back baby!
I was hoping he would.Eckhart: No. I asked Chris [Nolan] that question and he goes, "You're dead" before I could even get the question out of my mouth. "Hey Chris, am I?" "You're dead!" Alright, cool.
That's not a problem in comic book movies. You could still come back.Eckhart: I think in contract negotiations it's a problem.
So you were never signed on for another film?Eckhart: No, I'm not coming back. I think unfortunately, Heath [Ledger] was supposed to go on and that didn't
I guess that finally settles it. Why anyone thought that Dent/Two-Face wasn't dead is beyond me.
Meanwhile, Guy Pearce, an actor who has been mooted for numerous roles in the new Batman franchise since Nolan's signing has talked about his chances of showing up in Gotham.
When asked whether he would like to portray The Riddler in a Nolan-directed film Pearce said:
“I’d love to work with Chris again. There hasn’t been any discussion, we’ll have to wait and see. I have a lot of reluctance [to playing a superhero or villain], but doing it with someone like Chris Nolan would certainly make it appealing.”
While it's not a confirmation on any casting, it is a lot more substantial than any rumor involving Cher as Catwoman. It also further highlights that Nolan could choose any actor that he wants for any role in Batman 3 as nearly everyone has respect for him as a director.
Let's just hope that he signs his contract for a third film.
Stay tuned for more Bat-news when we get it.