Writer/Director Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, and Dollhouse) was asked by Maxim about comic book movies, and had a fair amount to say about Batman:
DC's characters, like Wonder Woman and Superman and Green Lantern, were all very much removed from humanity. Batman was the only character they had who was so rooted in pain, that had that same gift that the Marvel characters had, which was that gift of humanity that we can relate to.He also spoke about a draft he wrote prior to Batman Begins for a Batman movie:
It was more about the progression of him and it was more in Gotham City. He didn’t go to Tibet and meet cool people … In my version, there was actually a new [villain], it wasn’t one of the classics — which is probably why they didn’t use it.