Movie-maker Darren Aronofsky is secretly relieved his take on Batman never got the OK from studio bosses - because it would have been too violent.
The Requiem for a Dream director was among the favourites to write the screenplay for the film that became BATMAN BEGINS - and he admits his vision would have been too dark and too violent.
He tells moviehole.net says, "My pitch was always very realistic. I wasn't interested in fantasy, I was interested in the psychology of a real man dressing in a disguise to pay out real vengeance.
"The Batmobile was a souped-up Lincoln Continental with a bus engine. It was technical and rusty and extremely violent. They would have never let us have violence."