Originally Posted by Mandalore464
That's what I think, yes. I wouldn't be so affirmative as to what Nolan believes or not, but it seems to me everything in the film builds up towards John Blake taking up the mantle that was handed to him to make Batman eternal.
Fair enough. I agree that the language of the films, including the title of the last film indicate very strongly that that's what Nolan is implying. Also, his past distaste for the character would seem to reinforce that. He took the best things a mentee character like robin could give... Without making him robin. Oh snap, he still managed to do that. Touché, Nolan, touché.