The hard edge and grittiness of films like Warrior and Pride and Glory bring to mind Gavin O’Connor for the director’s chair on the Batman reboot. Throw in the heart in a film like Miracle and I think O’Connor’s filmography speaks for itself.
Though not exactly a “big name,” I do think that he would make a fine choice for the project. I’ve been a fan since Miracle and by the time I saw Warrior I was convinced of O’Connor’s talent.
Like Johnson, another well reviewed film or two under his belt may lend him more credibility but as it stands, this is one director that I’m going to keep my eye on.
I can only hope that Warner Bros. does the same.
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