Warner Bros.Don't expect to see a new Clown Prince of Crime terrorizing Gotham City in the next Batman movie: Director Christopher Nolan confirmed today that the Joker will not return in the upcoming sequel to 'The Dark Knight.'

The role famously earned the late Heath Ledger a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2009, one year after his unexpected death. Although several actors have portrayed Batman's ultimate nemesis in other projects and media, Nolan has opted not to recast the part, calling Ledger "the definitive Joker."

"It wouldn't feel appropriate to readdress that character," he said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
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