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Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Down To Make A Batman Movie

Director Denis Villeneuve, best known for bringing some of the most complex sci-fi books to the big screen such as Dune and Blade Runner 2049, has expressed his interest to direct a Batman movie.

Just a month ago, the auteur called Marvel’s movie-making formula a “cut and paste of other films” in an interview with El Mundo, but it seems like Villeneuve’s dislike for superhero films doesn’t extend to DC. Particularly, The Dark Knight himself.

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Speaking with Happy Sad Confused podcast, Villeneuve denied rumours about working on a Batman project with Warner Bros. He later explained that Batman is a character he can relate to.

“To be honest with you, I sometimes have a very bad memory, but I don’t remember being approached for Batman. I think that I probably knew I’d still be busy doing Dune,” said Villeneuve.

“Batman would be probably the only character that I could relate to,” Villeneuve continued. “From what I read, like Arkham Asylum, a book like that, I got in contact with when I was an adult. It’s for me, the character that I could connect to.”

Villeneuve is a highly successful and acclaimed director. A director like him helming a Batman project would undoubtedly be welcomed by DC and Batman fans alike.

The last director of Villeneuve’s caliber to direct a Batman movie was Christopher Nolan. As many fans would know, Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is still regarded as one of the best live-action adaptations of the character.


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