Before you even think about reading any further, if you’re one of the two people who have yet to see The Dark Knight, stop.

Still with us? Right then: MTV has been digging into the mystery of whether Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) survived his rather nasty tumble at the end of The Dark Knight. Some fans have speculated that he may have survived (despite his memorial service and everything) to crop up in the likely third film.

Now, thanks to the film script in the Art Of The Dark Knight book, we have clarification. Quote, “Dent lies at the bottom of the hole. His neck broke., DEAD”. Looks like he was a goner, folks. Still, it’s comic book-land and though Chris Nolan sets his films in a more realistic world, it’s best to never say never…

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