So now that The Dark Knight Rises has arrived, rather than basking in the enjoyment of a spectacular and satisfying conclusion to one of the finest trilogies in modern film, attentions have turned to who will be directing the inevitable reboot in what I hope to be decades time, yet more likely to be in a few years time. Below I have compiled my personal shortlist of candidates I would consider. These candidates were chosen to be different from Chris Nolan and his vision. If we are going to get a reboot so soon after Nolan’s work, I want it to be something entirely different and fresh. Therefore the candidates below aren’t a list of the best and my favourite directors currently working today but more a list of directors who I think have more of a chance of being offered and accepting such a responsibility and who will offer something different to what we have already been given. Following that, is a list of those favourite and best directors, who of course in a dream scenario would be every studios first port of call (Five directors for each list, counting duos as one). However immediately below is my more realistic list with a couple of criteria, mostly focusing around uniqueness and like Nolan, not an extensive back catalogue prior to taking on the Batman.