Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
The James Bond films are quite different as we are used to a lot of standalone films, though. I'm not saying people would care if Bale just returns as Batman, but the best thing is to not look back at the trilogy and keep the trilogy just its own thing.
different . Why ? Because people got used to it. Just like they will with superheroes. Especially with universes starting to be shared , and the "reboots" fever . The x-men franchise already did something similar.
There's a Simpsons episode where i think its Marge who ponders about Homer's getting an Horse , and the comic book guy tells them that this situation already happened in a previous episode (with hilarious consequences he remarks !!)...Homer looks at a crowd and asks if anyone cares what this jerk thinks
. That's kinda it.