Darren Aronofsky Directing ‘Batman 4’?

The director of ‘The Wolverine’ reveals that he may turn his discarded ‘Batman’ reboot into the next installment of the franchise.
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Darren Aronofsky Directing ‘Batman 4’?

Darren Aronofsky to direct Batman 4? Its long been known that The Dark Knight Rises will be Christopher Nolan's last film in the Batman franchise, thus making his take on the material a trilogy. Though, with this upcoming installment set to break box office records and possibly become the highest grossing film of all time, its likely that we'll be seeing Bruce Wayne return to the big screen sooner than later.

Darren Aronofsky has recently opened himself up as a possible candidate to direct the next Batman movie after The Dark Knight Rises has its run. The director behind the critically acclaimed Black Swan will next take on Marvel Comics The Wolverine, but its not his first foray into the superhero genre. He actually was poised to direct Batman Begins before Christopher Nolan came on board. But his script was deemed a little too dark and unusual for the suits at Warner Bros.

Aronofsky's script for the discarded Batman movie is actually being turned into a comic book. And Darren foresees the possibility that he may turn that comic book into a feature film sometime in the near future.

Here's what he had to say in a recent interview:

"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 (Batman) script that's really hard to make and we're going to do a comic version first and see what happens...It seems like if you come up with an original script, in Hollywood it's not as effective as a comic book."

To read the entire lengthy interview with Darren Aronofsky, CLICK HERE

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012.

Batman Begins was released June 15th, 2005.

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  • instead8909 • 4 years ago

    I really hope this happens

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    • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

      f*cking awesome keep making batman movies i love batman

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      • alan-mighell-3 • 4 years ago

        I would like to see in the new batman 5 play the cast jean claude van damme as mr. zsasz candace cameron bure as poison ivy dolph lundgren as black mask please please please

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        • alan-mighell-3 • 4 years ago

          I would like to see in the new batman 4 play the cast dwayne johnson as mr. freeze jodie sweetin as harley quinn david bautista as killer croc please please please

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          • emmytt • 4 years ago

            i think he should do it he can make a good batman movie i think but his Wolverine is going to suck i am sorry to say

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            • themime • 4 years ago

              He should do it......

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              • dan1 • 4 years ago

                @IUH I've never liked that term.. "selling out". If Aronofsky did something like Batman (hypothetical), it would simply be another notch on his belt (much as The Wolverine will be). Nolan started out doing smaller, more intimate pictures like Following and Memento, and then moved into mainstream with Bats, and I don't think anyone calls him a "sell out" (at least to my knowledge). But I'm not disagreeing with you, as like you said, it is a lame argument. I just think that term is ridiculous.

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                • jakn • 4 years ago

                  The Director of 'Black Swan'? Cool!

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                  • that-kid • 4 years ago

                    Hell yeah, I'd be down for this. It'd be like Warner Bros. going out of their way to make the franchise NOT '90s Batman. That's 100% the correct mindset, and Aronofsky has the artistic chops, the drive and the credibility to take up Nolan's mantle. I really hope this gets out of "crazy speculation" territory.

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                    • insertusernamehere • 4 years ago

                      Cell probably thinks he's "selling out" if he does it, or another lame argument he always uses.

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                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                        @Cell Why not? Aronofsky understands dark material better than just about any other director out there. After he gets his feet wet with The Wolverine, he may just be the perfect man for the job (if this was happening, which it is not and these are just poor rumors people are running too much with).

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                        • fake343333333 • 4 years ago

                          i can see a Batman running around wearing the snorricam now. lol

                          batman beyond would be cool then have keaton portray old batman.

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                          • summit10 • 4 years ago

                            ambivalent

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                            • insertusernamehere • 4 years ago

                              Why shouldn't he do it, Cell? If you're going to post such a statement, at least back it up.

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                              • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                                This is very premature of Darren to announce but if this holds true till sometime around 2014 to start production then we'll see. I personally like this idea but thats just me .

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                                • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                                  ............ Don't do it Darren Aronofsky !!!!!

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                                  • renodc • 4 years ago

                                    Given the success of Nolan's interpretation of Batman, WB would be incredibly stupid not to first off throw lots of money at Nolan in the hopes of changing his mind, or at least convince him to stay attached as a producer. Even if Bale isn't involved, I don't see why they couldn't carry on the franchise. James Bond has survived 22 films, going on 23, with different directors and actors while maintaining basically the same formulation. If they stay with Nolan's vision I'm not sure Aronofsky would be the best fit to carry that on.

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                                    • thajackal • 4 years ago

                                      Hell yeah BATMAN BEYOND is what I've wanted to see for a long time! :)

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                                      • nightwatch1203 • 4 years ago

                                        i also agree daveactor 7. i would absolutely LOVE to see a batman beyond film and not just because it would be cool but because it would make more sense than a reboot or a continuation. theyve already done two franchises of the same batman. whats the point in doing it again if there is a completely new and original take on batman out there for them to turn into a film. batman beyond is a different universe and there are so many new villians and stories from that world that they could use in a movie instead of rebooting the same character and the same villain(rebooting the joker twice). batman beyond would be the wisest, freshest, and most sensible direction they could go.

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                                        • narrator • 4 years ago

                                          I agree with @incomb. I would like WB to actually hold onto their hats, avoid the urge to reboot or prematurely-sequalize the franchise, and let a few years pass before they continue the saga of Batman with a final trilogy. Hell, who knows, Nolan could come on as a writer then, and/or Aronofsky or someone similar can take the reigns completely, so long as it keeps Nolans theme. Either way, I'd rather they not touch Batman on the silver-screen for a while, and give it a breather.

                                          @Insert, nice analogy, with Nolan having established the playground, and someone else simply playing in it, appropriately of course. Far better than my analogy of Snyder being Superman's plumber a while back. :P

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