At one point, Ben Affleck (good director!) was attached to direct a standalone Batman movie. However after he was apparently unhappy with the script, he has now dropped out. Now new names have been spoken off as on a short list to direct instead.
Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant), Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic), and two very high profile names – Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and…
… genius auteur George Miller (Mad Max Fury Road).
So, I don’t know, maybe after all these years of fatigue, one of the best directors can make a cool comic book movie using one of the darkest and most interesting characters.