According to Darren Aronofsky, had he created the Batman series, rather than Christopher Nolan, they would’ve been a lot “grittier.” Comic book fans – as well as movie fans – around the world, would probably state that Nolan’s adaptions of the Batman comics are the greatest interpretation the world has seen thus far.
Reportedly, Darren actually had his own version of Batman in pre-production. It was called, Batman: Year One, but it never went through. However, one wonders just how good it would have been had Darren taken a hold of the series.
Arguably, the film franchise would’ve been just as good. However, we’ll never know because studio executives scrapped his project and then Nolan took control of it instead.
Regardless, Darren didn’t delve into too much detail regarding what he would’ve done with the series, other than making it a bit more rough around the edges.
During a chat with The Playlist, the filmmaker said that “Nolan’s version is exactly what the studio wanted.” Aronofsky explained that his movie would have had “much more of a gritty feel.” It’s what “we were going for.”
Either way, it’s good to hear Darren isn’t the least bit bitter about the studio taking Nolan’s rendition instead of his. Nevertheless, many fans of the director would’ve loved to see the Black Swan director take on the Batman trilogy because his track record as a filmmaker is an impressive one.
Aronofsky has made some fantastic films over the years, including Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream, and The Fountain, among many others, with each film on the receiving end of critical acclaim.
If there’s one thing for certain, it appears as though the film studios are adamant on pumping out Batman movies, as they’re now working on another one called, The Batman, created by Matt Reeve. Ben Affleck, the Good Will Hunting alum, is the one to take over Christian Bale’s role.