Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Joker's on You: Nicholson Mad About New Batman Movie

I think almost everyone would agree that Heath Ledger did an incredible job as the Joker in the new Batman Movie, The Dark Knight. But there's at least one person unhappy - Jack Nicholson. Nicholson is mad because he wasn't asked to come back to play the Joker in The Dark Knight. I have sympathy for him because that was an iconic performance, which is now essentially replaced by Heath Ledger's. Then again, I didn't hear him standing up for Adam West when West was complaining about not being asked to play Batman in the 1988 movie. Nor did I see him saying they should get Cesar Romero to play the Joker in the 1988 version. And why's that? It's called moving on, Jack. The rest of us did it, you should try it sometime.

1 comment:

Mauricem said...

I was planning to blog about this one too. He said he's "pissed off" that Heath Ledger didn't call him and ask for his advice with the character. What a egomanic. Jack, if they wanted your performance of the Joker they would have hired you.
You made a good point about the 60s Batman. I never heard that Jack called Caesar Romero.