Recently there’s been a lot of news surrounding The Dark Knight sequel The Dark Knight Rises and it’s not about what you think. People aren’t asking about the new villains or vixens, they’re still harping on the past. Apparently, it was news that Heath Ledger’s Joker wouldn’t appear in the film. *Crickets* There was a rumor going around that leftover footage from The Dark Knight was going to be used to revive the character but Christopher Nolan quickly nipped that in the bud. It’s not happening. As for the other bad guy Two-Face, we’ve also heard that he might reappear but when MTV caught up with his portrayer Aaron Eckhart, he denied the claims.

Eckhart confirmed that we saw the last of Two-Face at the end of The Dark Knight. Nothing more will come of his character in the sequel.

“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.”

He went on to say that The Dark Knight Rises “is going to blow everybody away.” How do you know that Mr. Eckhart? Have you read the script? If so, why would you read the script if you’re not in the movie? You could definitely read more into that statement if you had a lot of time on your hands and nothing better to do.

As for the next group of villains, we’re still waiting to see who Tom Hardy will play in the film. He was the first new cast member hired for the sequel, which means he has to be a primary character. Come on Nolan, tell us who he is.

Who do you think the villain in The Dark Knight Rises will be?