Joaquin Phoenix could’ve been the star of Batman: Year One if Darren Aronofsky’s film had happened. Back when Aronofsky was just breaking into Hollywood, he began developing his own take on one the most popular comic characters of all-time: Batman. The Dark Knight had already been through several adaptations at this point with Michael Keaton, George Clooney, and Val Kilmer already dawning the cowl. However, since Joel Shumacher’s take left many fans unsatisfied, the character was primed for a reboot once again.

Aronofsky is currently back in theaters with mother! debuting this weekend to a mixed reception, but the release has brought him on the press circuit. With ...

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