Originally Posted by BlueLightning
But what is canon really? The comics change constantly, and every interpretation brings something new, which is enriching. For me, The Dark Knight Trilogy is as canon as the DCAU. They are different, but I love them.
That's what I've always thought, that it's futile to try and gauge what's canon when there's been so many different interpretations of the character that have impacted the main continuity. Something like The Dark Knight Returns
, for instance, is technically "else-world" but it has had an incredible amount of influence on everything Batman that came after it, including the Burton and Nolan films. So I really don't care what's canon and what isn't at the end of the day, they're all valid interpretations and stories.