Aaron Eckhart is still learning how to spar with those wily press people, apparently -- someone at MTV News almost got him to reveal a major plot point of The Dark Knight in a recent interview. While talking with the outlet about his plans for portraying the district attorney who gets splashed with acid and turns into a one-man Jekyll and Hyde, Eckhart was asked if he would remain in the "Harvey Dent" persona for the duration of The Dark Knight, forestalling his transformation until the third film. Eckhart blurted out "Yeah," before pulling it back and saying "Well, I'm Harvey Dent...then I go into Harvey Two-Face," which is one of those careful answers that could be reinterpreted about ten different ways.
Perhaps sensing that this guy was an easy mark, the interviewer pressed ahead and asked another plot question -- is it The Joker who will be throwing the acid into Harvey's face? Eckhart wasn't about to give that one up, though. "I think I'll be killed [if I comment on that] -- I'm not even sure I can say as much as I have," he said. "There are snipers looking at me right now!" Eckhart also said the film will be dividing shooting between London and Chicago and talked about how he envisions the character. "Batman is a complex character, and Two-Face comes a little bit from the same world," he said. "But [at the same time] he's apart from it." He also said that he was exploring "the tension between the two, the similarities between the two. I want to find what's similar to Batman and then find what's opposite to him." No word on whether he will be consulting Tommy Lee Jones for advice -- somehow I doubt it.