Darren Aronofsky Wanted Joaquin Phoenix for His ‘Batman’ Movie

Anyone who saw yesterday’s ramblings on Hugh Jackman almost starring in Cats knows that we here at Collider are obsessed with alternate timeline movies, a.k.a.

the big projects we almost got before plans fell through.

At the top of that list is Darren Aronofsky’s Batman movie, which the filmmaker came close to making after the success of Requiem for a Dream in 2000.

During a recent interview with Empire, Aronofsky revealed that one of the biggest conflicts with Warner Bros.

was his desire to cast future Joker star Joaquin Phoenix as the Dark Knight.

According to …

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