Turning into a fly is fine, but dressing up like a bat is just stupid, obviously. Allow David Cronenberg to explain.
Speaking to NextMovie about whether he'd ever consider a superhero blockbuster given that "some fairly formidable directors have branched out into superhero movies pretty beautifully," the director replied:
I don't think they are making them an elevated art form. I think it's still Batman running around in a stupid cape. ... The [Batman films], to me, they're mostly boring.
I would say that's a no, you know. And the problem is you gotta... as I say, you can do some interesting, maybe unexpected things. And certainly, I've made the horror films and people say, "Can you make a horror film also an art film?" And I would say, "Yeah, I think you can."
But a superhero movie, by definition, you know, it's comic book. It's for kids. It's adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, Dark Knight Rises is, you know, "supreme cinema art," I don't think they know what the fuck they're talking about.
Sorry, guys, David Cronenberg is not going to be taking over the Batman franchise, no matter how cool it would be to see Clayface rendered in weird, Cronenbergian bodyhorror. He's not going to have his muscular hero running around in "a stupid cape." He'll have him in a Turkish bathhouse, naked.