DUNE Director Denis Villeneuve Says Batman Is The Only Comic Book Hero He Can "Relate To"

DUNE Director Denis Villeneuve Says Batman Is The Only Comic Book Hero He Can "Relate To"

We know Denis Villeneuve is not a huge fan of Marvel movies, but it turns out there is one comic book superhero the Dune director might be interested in developing for the big screen: The Batman.

Dune director Denis Villeneuve recently threw some shade at the superhero movie genre by stating that “there are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others,” but it seems there is one - and only one - comic book hero the filmmaker might be interested in developing for the big screen.

Before Matt Reeves signed on to helm The Batman, Villeneuve was rumored to be in contention to land the gig, and Josh Horowitz asked the director about those reports while speaking to him during the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

Denis said he couldn't actually recall if he'd been offered the chance to helm the project (he thinks he'd have been too immersed in Dune at the time, anyway), before revealing that the Dark Knight is the "only [superhero]" he can relate to.

Of course, Reeves has taken charge of the current incarnation of Batman, but there's nothing to say Villeneuve couldn't come on board for a sequel or spinoff. The director names Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Arkham Asylum as one of the stories he most enjoyed, and there's already some buzz online about the prospect of him helming a live-action Batman Beyond adaptation.

Villeneuve will (hopefully) be too busy with Dune Part 2 to even think about the Caped Crusader for the foreseeable, but would you guys be interested in seeing the acclaimed filmmaker's take on the iconic vigilante some day?

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
THE BATMAN Trailer Brings Fear To Gotham City As Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader Faces The Riddler

THE BATMAN Trailer Brings Fear To Gotham City As Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader Faces The Riddler

Warner Bros. wrapped up DC FanDome with an epic new trailer for The Batman, and trust us when we say this will leave your jaw on the floor as you count down the seconds to March 4, 2022. Tale a look...
THE BATMAN Director Shares New Look At Selina Kyle In Second Trailer Sneak Peek Photo

THE BATMAN Director Shares New Look At Selina Kyle In Second Trailer Sneak Peek Photo

Following yesterday's look at The Bat, director Matt Reeves has shared a stunning new trailer preview image of Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, who is looking very much like she's up to no good...
THE BATMAN: Two New Posters Highlight The Dark Knight And A VERY Different Take On The Riddler

THE BATMAN: Two New Posters Highlight The Dark Knight And A VERY Different Take On The Riddler

Ahead of tomorrow's DC FanDome trailer, Warner Bros. has shared two new posters for The Batman that put the spotlight on Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader and Paul Dano's twisted take on The Riddler...
THE BATMAN Promo Art Teases Robert Pattinson's Brooding Caped Crusader

THE BATMAN Promo Art Teases Robert Pattinson's Brooding Caped Crusader

With The Batman trailer fast approaching, a new piece of promo art for Matt Reeves' DC Comics adaptation has been released that puts the spotlight on Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight. Check it out here...
THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Shares A New Shot Of The Dark Knight Watching Over Gotham City

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Shares A New Shot Of The Dark Knight Watching Over Gotham City

Following today's teaser, The Batman director Matt Reeves has taken to Twitter to share a new shot from the DC FanDome trailer featuring The Dark Knight (Robert Pattinson) watching over Gotham City.
Latest Headlines
Could The New THE BATMAN Trailer Have Shown Us The Movie's Ending?

Could The New THE BATMAN Trailer Have Shown Us The Movie's Ending?

DC FanDome brought us the highly-anticipated second trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman. Looking a little more closely at it, is it possible that it showed us one of the film's last scenes?
THE BATMAN Trailer Brings Fear To Gotham City As Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader Faces The Riddler

THE BATMAN Trailer Brings Fear To Gotham City As Robert Pattinson's Caped Crusader Faces The Riddler

Warner Bros. wrapped up DC FanDome with an epic new trailer for The Batman, and trust us when we say this will leave your jaw on the floor as you count down the seconds to March 4, 2022. Tale a look...
SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS First Look Reveals The Movie's Villains And Teases Epic Mythological Action

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS First Look Reveals The Movie's Villains And Teases Epic Mythological Action

A first look at Shazam! Fury of the Gods was released during DC FanDome, and as well as revealing the sequel's villains, we get a taste of the epic mythological action that's set to play out in this story.
DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS Reveals Its First Teaser At DC FanDome; Full Trailer Debuts Next Month

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS Reveals Its First Teaser At DC FanDome; Full Trailer Debuts Next Month

DC League of Super-Pets boasts an A-List voice cast, and the first teaser features a fun exchange between Dwayne Johnson's Krypto and Kevin Hart's Ace the Bat-Hound. Check out this fun sneak peek here...
BATGIRL: Check Out The First Concept Art For The DC Film Starring Leslie Grace As Barbara Gordon

BATGIRL: Check Out The First Concept Art For The DC Film Starring Leslie Grace As Barbara Gordon

We didn't learn much about Batgirl during DC FanDome, but we do have the first concept art from the HBO Max movie featuring a sneak peek at Leslie Grace's Caped Crusader. Check it out after the jump...
GOTHAM KNIGHTS: The Court Of Owls Target The Bat-Family In Epic New Cinematic Trailer

GOTHAM KNIGHTS: The Court Of Owls Target The Bat-Family In Epic New Cinematic Trailer

A new trailer for Gotham Knights has been revealed, and if you've been wondering what the Court of Owls is set to bring to the table, well, the Bat-Family have never faced a threat like this before!
BLUE BEETLE: First Look At Jaime Reyes' Costume Revealed During DC FanDome

BLUE BEETLE: First Look At Jaime Reyes' Costume Revealed During DC FanDome

The big DC FanDome reveals continue, and we now have a first look at the costume Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña's Jaime Reyes will be donning in the upcoming HBO Max Blue Beetle movie.
THE FLASH Teaser Trailer Reveals Barry Allen's New Suit, Brings Back Batman, And Features A Weird Surprise

THE FLASH Teaser Trailer Reveals Barry Allen's New Suit, Brings Back Batman, And Features A Weird Surprise

Warner Bros. dropped a brief teaser trailer for The Flash during DC FanDome, and as well as highlighting the Scarlet Speedster's new suit, you'd best believe Michael Keaton is back as the original Batman!