Though some may say he’s too inexperienced to tackle a franchise like Batman, I think that Rian Johnson would make an excellent choice. At the very least, the director could give us a smart, sophisticated and tightly woven tale, one that appeals more to the intellect than the brawn. Perhaps a heady, high-concept Batman film wouldn’t please the higher ups at Warner Bros. but a bit of brains never hurt anyone, right?
After seeing Looper (which has already screened for the press), we know that he can craft a convincing world for the Caped Crusader to play in. The director’s sharp eye makes for some wonderful composition and smart filmmaking, filmmaking that’s actually reminiscent of Mr. Nolan in some cases.
Perhaps he needs a few more credits under his belt, but if given enough time, I say give Johnson a shot.
If you’re unfamiliar with his work, check out the trailer for Looper below.
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