Re: 8 years of no Batman or Bruce Wayne, and NO ONE could pick up the trend?
Ill use this as an example. Sure he camped it up a little bit more for the ADR/current version that we know. But the original prologue voice that Hardy had, had nothing to do with camp. It was a dead serious and incredibly menacing voice that still gives me chills if i put it on high volume. (whether people can understand it or not hehe)...
NOBODY else could have delivered lines like that, in that thought-out voice that he put together. It's truly unique along with his eye movements.
"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."