Re: How long before the fan community turns on the Nolan films?
I think the Nolan films benefited from not only Burton but from the Marvel films before it. There were 2 Spiderman, X Men , and Blade films which had restroyed the viability of Superhero films to the public after B&R and before BB was released. Batman was off the screen for 8 years , and in that time WB was too spooked to really pull the trigger because of B&R.
Between 1999-2005 , The first 2 Blade, X Men, and Spiderman films demonstrated that these characters could be more complex and be taken seriously , and be accepted by the public. We have to keep in mind that these films have all influenced each other in a sense.