Darren Aronofsky Talks up his Batman Film That Never Was But May One Day Be…?

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Let’s face it, once Christopher Nolan wraps “The Dark Knight Rising”, his third in the franchise and moves on to other pastures, Warner Bros. will be looking for someone to take over the franchise. It’s a given. Who better than Darren Aronofsky? Especially if the “Black Swan” director’s “Wolverine” sequel turns out really, really well? (Then again, compared to what Gavin Hood did with the first “Wolverine” movie, ol Darren would have to screw up royally to not produce something better, wouldn’t he?)

In any case, while still out doing the promo rounds for his “Black Swan” (awards season and all that), Darren Aronofsky was asked about that long-dead “Batman: Year One” movie he was working on before he abandoned the Bat-verse completely. (Rumor had Aronofsky actually offered “Batman Begins” but declined, leading to Nolan taking over.) Aronofsky tells some site I’ve never heard of called ClothesonFilms (via IGN):

Well, we’re actually doing one. It hasn’t really been announced, I don’t know if I should give you the scoop! But we’re getting there. We’re doing a comic book of a script that’s really hard to make and we’re going to do a comic version first and see what happens…

Innnnnnnnnnteresting. Sounds like he’s saying they’re going to try out his story in comic book form before, possibly, making a movie out of it. Or at the very least, he still sounds very keen on eventually doing a Batman story, and what better way to do that than to take over when Nolan leaves after “The Dark Knight Rises”?

Of course, everything will depend on how Aronofsky does with the “Wolverine” sequel. If that movie turns out badly, well, you can probably kiss a Aronofsky-directed Batman movie goodbye.

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  • The Strongest There Is

    I’m already pumped about him doing the wolverine movie, this would be excellent. I will ready the comic. It would just be too awesome if Jim Lee worked on the art for him. We shall see what comes of this.

  • Juggernaut

    I’m skeptical about the new Wolverine movie. After “Origins” anything would be better. Aronofsky is a very capable director and has a history with Jackman so it may turn out something worth while. However, saving the floundering Wolverine franchise is one thing, taking the reins from Nolan on the most well received comic franchises is another. Nolan re-invisioned and re-difined the comic book movie genre. That is a task that even Aronofsky may find daunting.

  • Ulik

    Well if The Wolverine turns out to be any good with Aronofsky, you can bet that Fox will be trying to do what ever they can to keep Aronofsky bogged down with more Wolverine movies or spin-offs.

  • Ulik

    Well if The Wolverine turns out to be any good with Aronofsky, you can bet that Fox will be trying to do what ever they can to keep Aronofsky bogged down with more Wolverine movies or spin-offs.

  • Ulik

    Well if The Wolverine turns out to be any good with Aronofsky, you can bet that Fox will be trying to do what ever they can to keep Aronofsky bogged down with more Wolverine movies or spin-offs.

  • http://twitter.com/tom_clift Tom Clift

    I have faith that Wolverine is going to be really good. After all, why would the studio hire a name director like Aronofsky if they weren’t planning on giving him creative control?

    As for Batman, I think if Aronofsky (or any other director for that matter) were to take over, I’d almost prefer it were another reboot rather than a continuation of Nolan’s series. What can I say; I’m a nerd who likes continuity. Plus after seeing Black Swan, I’d love to see Aronofsky’s version of a dark, psychological Batman origin story

  • http://twitter.com/tom_clift Tom Clift

    I have faith that Wolverine is going to be really good. After all, why would the studio hire a name director like Aronofsky if they weren’t planning on giving him creative control?

    As for Batman, I think if Aronofsky (or any other director for that matter) were to take over, I’d almost prefer it were another reboot rather than a continuation of Nolan’s series. What can I say; I’m a nerd who likes continuity. Plus after seeing Black Swan, I’d love to see Aronofsky’s version of a dark, psychological Batman origin story

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Arronofsky on Batman would be great…however I just hope when he says he’s still doing one it wont be still based off “Batman: Year One” as we’ve already had a recent origins era Batman film. That said I still think he’d do a great job and I can’t wait to see the comic.

    The Wolverine should be amazing. Logan, japan, Silver Samurai (guessing) and more. Maybe a little bit of Madripor and the introduction of Patch. could be some dirty, gritty seedy yakuza fun. I can’t wait.