Jack Nicholson Furious Over The Dark Knight Snub

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Jack Nicholson Furious Over The Dark Knight Snub
The movie world is abuzz over Heath Ledger portraying The Joker in The Dark Knight. But one prominent name in Hollywood is far from thrilled over the development.

"I'm furious," Jack Nicholson told MTV over being left out of the follow-up, considering he originated the role in the original Batman movie.

The actor's voice rose as he continued:

"They never asked me about a sequel with the Joker. I know how to do that! Nobody ever asked me."

The main reason Nicholson is so perturbed? The fact that The Joker is incredibly personal for him.

"The Joker comes from my childhood," he said. "That's how I got involved with it in the first place. It's a part I always thought I should play."

The multiple-time Oscar winner added that Warner Bros. "kind of drove the franchise into the ground," and that he was unlikely to see The Dark Knight.

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The Dark Knight Quotes

I had a vision, of a world without Batman. The mob ground out a little profit and the police tried to shut them down, one block at a time. And it was so... boring. I've had a change of heart. I don't want Mr.Reese spoiling everything, but why should I have all the fun? Let's give someone else a chance. If Coleman Reese isn't dead in sixty minutes then I blow up a hospital.

The Joker

Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...a dark knight.

Lt. James Gordon