Re: 8 years of no Batman or Bruce Wayne, and NO ONE could pick up the trend?
He was still in the public as "billionaire Bruce" for 5 years, working on the clean energy project until he felt he needed to shut it down. He was a recluse for 3 years.
"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."