Re: Steven Spielberg calls the Nolan Batman movies beautiful art films
I hope this new Batman has substance, and I think if Affleck is in charge of writing/directing the solo films, it can be the best interpretation of Batman there is. Or "the closest" to the source material. But we may not get Affleck directing, or we may not get solo films for quite a long while if WB heads are in the "Justice League" mindset.
So, if that's the case, I think these next couple of flicks will be more style over substance. And Nolan's trilogy will be looked back on as something truly special.
The Burton/Keaton movies were style over substance for the most part and Nolan was the opposite. As films this is why the trilogy will be remembered more. Affleck's Batman has a chance to merge the two with great balance but it could also be another Keaton type thing where it's remembered more for how cool it is, and how the suit looks, and how the toys are or how wicked this fight scene was.
"Guys, what would be your reaction if Alfred was Batgirl in this movie? You go watch the movie, everything cool, halfway through, Alfred becomes Batgirl."