Batman fans have been scampering all over themselves to find out more about Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in the upcoming The Dark Knight. But one person is less than pleased with the choice of casting. Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker in Tim Burton's Batman told MTV Movies Blog that he was "furious" about not being asked back to the role.
When asked about Ledger, Nicholson answered "Let me be the way I'm not in interviews. I'm furious. I'm furious. [He laughs.] They never asked me about a sequel with the Joker. I know how to do that! Nobody ever asked me."
Nicholson also revealed that he isn't all that inclined to see The Dark Knight:
While Nicholson may be unhappy with the casting, most fans are still eagerly awaiting the release of The Dark Knight in July of 2008.