Re: MCU: Phase II - Part 1
No I don't think the next Bat director needs to be tied into the Nolanverse, or enslaved by it because of pressure from Warners.
But these Avenger "events" seem to be significant. If they happen annually, well then the world probably needs a whole lot more Avengers. I see events on the level of alien invasions and what not happening once a decade, or a few years minimum. I would also like to see a natural progression of characters. Where is Stark and Rogers at 5-10 years post introduction? RDJ would be the appropriate age to give us that in Avengers 2/3. Beyond that, no way he will still play the character, and recasting a much younger actor is basically reboot territory at that point because it doesn't mix if the timeline goes that far.