Re: How Long Was Bruce Wayne Actually Batman in this Trilogy?
He wasn't Batman for very long. I can't remember which one, but I read an interview after the movie where Nolan said he treated Bruce being Batman as a finite, no more than a 5 year plan. The same could be inferred about Blake. Nolan might have taken away from the longevity element I like about the comic Bats but what he added in place is the idea that Batman is a phase for certain capable angry young men that also helps society.