Could Darren Aronofsky Be Directing BATMAN After Christopher Nolan?

Christopher Nolan his last Batman film with be The Dark Knight Rises, but that may not be the last we see of the caped crusarder on the big screen!
Warner Bros. actually asked Darren Aronofsky to revive the franchise before Nolan directed Batman Begins. According to The Guardian he wanted to do a gritty version of the story that was a “hard R-rated” version and that “he pitched them was Travis Bickle meets The French Connection– a real guy running around fighting crime. No super-powers, no villains, just corruption.” To get an idea of his vision, be sure to check out a review of the script.

Since Batman is such lucrative franchise for Warner Bros. would they consider letting another director continue on with the franchise? Aronfsky may be the perfect choice for the gig after his work on The Wolverine and his past work on the franchise.
Thanks to Harry at AICN Feel Better Man) for posting about an interview at ClothesonFilm where Aronofsky shares some itneresting information:

CoF: Speaking of which, you’ve worked in the comic-book medium before, with your adaptation of The Fountain (2006), and the tie-in book to Pi. Do you ever feel like realising your vision of something like the Batman story that you were working on as a comic book?

DA: 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…

It seems like if you come up with an original script, in Hollywood it’s not as effective as a comic book. It doesn’t even have to be successful as a comic; I mean how successful were Kick-Ass or Scott Pilgrim? Those were fringe comics, right, and they were basically turned in to big pictures.

Awesome news, I would be very interested in seeing a Batman graphic novel from Aronofsky. I lovwhat Nolan has done with the franchise. but I would love to see Aronofsky carry on the torch.
What are your thoughts on this news and the possibility of Nolan in the directors chair?
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