My New Top 5: 1. Stop with the Gotham destruction plots. With a Rogues' gallery as large and psychotic as Batman's, the film does not have to have citywide destruction promised to have the audience care about the stakes. They could the stakes personal, as in the case of 'Daredevil' (which looked and felt more of a Batman film than anything since Burton left,) or in terms of legacy (Morrison's RIP,) or ethics/morals (Arkham City.) The only exception I would make to this rule is if they have Poison Ivy as the villain and went for Transformers' level of destruction, as her plants demolished the city. Other than that - which will never happen - stop with the damn destruction plots already. 2. Stop the secularization. In comparison to other characters, Batman is considerably secularized: there is no need to inject more cinematic realism into the character. While I loved Nolan's films dearly (and have defended them innumerable times,) I do not want the aesthetic to return. Hell, at this point, I'd welcome the Rainbow Monster and Crazy Quilt as villains if it meant not returning to the aesthetic. The Arkham games stand as a good vein of ore for them to mine. Or, they could jettison it completely and go for something as unique as 'Gothic' (the supernatural would be terrific,) or sci-fi as 'Court of the Owls.' 3. To borrow a term from Morrison, make Bruce a 'lovegod.' In my opinion, the only film that adequately portrayed how Bruce's lovelife should be was Mask of the Phantasm. In that film, viewers saw the one woman who almost made him retire (but he did not) and in the party scene, evidence that he had a very healthy libido. It is easy to follow the train of thought that he sublimates his urges through beating the criminals, in costume - Burton drew symmetry between Bats and cat, in this regard-but, after seven films, adapting this standard is lazy. Pay the extra couple hundred k and hire some women to be his love interests. I want to see acknowledgments to relationships with Julie Madison, Silver St. Cloud, and Vicki Vale. Again, I refer to the party scene from Mask of the Phantasm. 4. Retire the depressed-recluse characterization. While CConn made an interesting argument a while ago that part of Bruce's characterization in the Burton's film is based partly on Burton himself, outside of those films, I am tired of Bruce being the depressed recluse. The successful duality he has in the comics is based on the public persona he adopts: the filmmakers need to make him a public figure and show it. One aspect I liked about Arkham City was the opening: where Wayne was holding a press conference and denouncing the facility. I want to see scenes like that in the next film, and not have his public appearances be limited to damn board meetings and the occasional double date. 5. Lose Lucius/Origins. Everyone knows Batman's origin; the flashback sequence should be no more than two minutes in the film, preferably thirty seconds. In addition, Bruce should manufacture his own equipment in the film, and not use Lucius. The problem with the Nolan films is that the ratio of Bruce's involvement decreased as time went on. Referring back to the Arkham games, I want a scene where he assembles a gadget on the spot, such as the REC. He's supposed to have genius level intelligence; it's about damn time they showed it.