[The Week in Geek is a weekly Tuesday column that plunges headfirst into a deep pool of genre geekiness without ever coming up for air.]

There was a bit of confusion yesterday morning, spawned by a recent Darren Aronofsky interview in which the 'Black Swan' director answered a question about comic book side projects. Aronofsky seemed to be answering "yes" to a question about his involvement with a new Batman project, when in fact he was talking about a completely different project and just didn't make himself quite clear. Many ran with the director's response, as a sure sign he was doing the first post-Christopher Nolan 'Batman' movie, specifically 'Batman: Year One.'

I love Darren Aronofsky, and even I balked at the 'Batman: Year One' news. Would I like to see him do a Batman film? Sure, it's exciting to imagine what he'd do with the property. Would I like to see Batman's origin...again? Not really, no. The prospect of once again seeing Bruce Wayne go through all the tropes of becoming Batman sounds extremely tired to me right now. Yeah, yeah, parents, alley, slow-motion pearls, training, batcaves, zzzzzz. We've seen this song and dance before. It's probably not the popular opinion, but I'm relieved to hear that it's not happening.
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