Re: How to avoid rehashing elements from the Nolan Trilogy
I didn't find ANY similarities between Begins and 89. The setting was eons far from Goth. It was a realistic setting of a modern city and the narrows were inspired by the poor-neighbourhoods of Hong Kong and South America.
The only thing that was similar in terms of suit was the cowl. The smoky look is classic gangster, film noir thing.
The new movie should be like the upcoming Man of Steel, still gritty but more like a comic book. The way they did Watchmen is for me a nearly perfect way to do a Batman movie. It feels weird, dark, realistic but it's STILL a comic book. I feel all DC movies based on the Mainstream heroes can be done that way.