"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."
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