It had to happen: bombarded with questions at the Golden Globes, Harvey Dent actor Aaron Eckhart couldn't resist teasing the press with new Dark Knight sequel rumors.
Faced with a media gauntlet, Eckhart did what would any good actor's PR reps would tell him to do, spin it! Play coy, smile, and wave in your bazillion dollar tux and they'll be writing you into the next Batman movie tomorrow. Here's what Eckhart told MTV, winking as if to signify that he'd already read the (nonexistent) Batman 3 script:
“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.”
So there you have it — at least he's hinting that Harvey may not actually be dead, which is a major change from the last time he addressed that subject. But before you run wild with the speculations, bear in mind it's probably way too early for Eckhart to know anything one way or another. It's all just wild and crazy speculation at this point.
Check out MTV for the interview clip, to see just how charmingly ambiguous Eckhart can be.