Turns out that the temptation may have been even harder, and that he was offered the opportunity to draw Avengers Vs X-Men. In an interview he says;
“So I called Marvel and DC and I let them know I was prepared to embark on something big. Both companies were very interested in working with me and I ended up with Batman because the kid in me was a Batman fan since I was four. And he kept pestering me, “You have to do Batman! You have to make Batman “. However, DC did not reveal the magnitude of the project until I told them: “Look, Marvel is offering me something really big” (because they were offering me draw Avengers vs. X-Men, a unique project, I tried to convince to let me do both!). When I told them that Marvel was offering me a great project that I could not speak about, they said I would have to sign a confidentiality agreement. I had previously only been told it was a comic about Batman, but when I signed that contract they confirmed that it was the relaunch of Batman from number one.
“I spent two months without sleep, wondering what to do, but the child in me kept repeating that I should do Batman. I’m glad I made that decision because both X-Men vs. Avengers and the relaunch of DC are two very important events, but when you look coldly. one is an event and one involves a series regular with a particular focus on character and I decided on the latter as being more important to me.