Darren Aronofsky On His Take On Batman & How It Differed From ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy

The Dark KnightDarren Aronofsky is arguably one of a small number of auteur directors with ambitious pieces like Pi and The Fountain but no other filmmaker has ever gotten so close to bringing his vision to the superhero genre than he has, (excluding Guillermo del Toro).

As you may or may not know, Aronofsky came within the width of a Batarang to making his own Batman trilogy before Christopher Nolan destroyed the box office. Rumors of his take included things like excluding Alfred in favor of an in-house mechanic and possibly casting Joaquin Pheonix, (who has been tied to the role of The Joker in future films and was once ahead of Hugh Jackman for Wolverine).

Obviously, it never came to be. Still, he has since shared a bit of his vision in a recent interview with Empire Magazine’s official podcast about the project and the Dark Knight films that Nolan directed:

“I love superhero films. I got really close on a few of them, but it just hasn’t worked out.

When asked about how close he may have gotten with the pitch for his take on Batman: Year One:

“Me and Frank Miller worked on a couple of scripts. We worked together on a couple of scripts, yeah.

…I think Nolan’s version is exactly what the studio wanted. I think I was much more of a gritty feel is what we were going for. Eventually I got to make ‘The Fountain,’ that was the film I really wanted to make. I just chose to pursue that.”

Just as his visions of Wolverine, Robocop, and Man of Steel hit the skids, Batman: Year One will never see the light of day, especially now that the backlash from both fans and studio execs has ousted Zack Snyder from the DCEU has forced a move away from the overly-gritty take on their characters.

Still, it makes us wonder what might have been.

The Dark Knight Trilogy is Directed by Christopher Nolan and the three films have an ensemble cast that includes Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robin John Blake, Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard (Ra’s al Ghul), Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow), Tim Booth as Victor “Mr.” Zsasz, Heath Ledger as the Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent (Two-Face), Tom Hardy as Bane, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate (Talia al Ghul), and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (Catwoman).

The Dark Knight Trilogy is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital formats.

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10 Actresses Who Could Play Black Canary In The DC Extended Universe

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Black Canary DC ComicsThe superhero genre is still thriving despite many saying that it would not last. The way that it is doing that is by constantly changing and adapting to the times. Many clamored for more female superhero leads. There were ones here and there but they all had the misfortune of being bad to terrible. Now with the success of Wonder Woman on the big screen and shows such as Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Supergirl on television, it is a great time for female heroes to strike. Black Canary can be the next big female superhero to hit the mainstream.

Black Canary has had a long history in the pages of DC Comics since her introduction. She has been a star, a co-star with Green Arrow, a member of the Justice League and so on. With a resume like that in comics, you can put her in many different roles, but you need the right actress to bring her to life.

Here are 10 actresses who could play Black Canary in the DC Extended Universe. Hit Next to get started!

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