Re: 8 years of no Batman or Bruce Wayne, and NO ONE could pick up the trend?
Not me! I adore his voice!
But that's an interesting point. I do agree that it should have been stretched out longer, or made into 2 parter, or even a book. They would have been able to do more things with the scenes and fleshed it out. I have zero problem with the 8 year gap or anything about this movie but it would have been cool to see some sort of montage (this works if it was a 2 parter) where Batman is in the shadows taking down criminals or battling rogues after TDK.
"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."