Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
And you're right...the next guy needs to make a different and distinctive version, but I don't think that'll be too hard to do. Burton tried to make an over-stylized gothic tone while Nolan went with a relatable and hyper-realist tone. Something in the middle to have some realistic aspects while retaining a fantastical element shouldn't be trouble.
Yeah. Shouldn't be too hard to accomplish this. Burton and Nolan both went into the extremes with what they were doing, so getting something in the middle wouldn't be too hard. Maybe something that captures the tons of Batman: Arkham Asylum/City could work (and obviously the comic books as well). I think now we'd be able to get villains like Mr. Freeze, Clay Face, Killer Croc, since they would never make an appearance in Nolan's universe.