Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Christopher Nolan made an impact on not only Batman, but on superhero films in general with Batman Begins, and especially The Dark Knight. Before him, it was Shumaker who was giving us his "interpretation" of the Caped Crusader, and even before him, it was Tim Burton who gave the character his first time to really shine on the big screen with Batman (1989). Even still, if you'd like to count his other appearances such as Adam West's famous portrayal to the fantastic Bruce Timm series, go right ahead. Batman is without a doubt the most famous comic book character today in terms of media outside of comic books because all of these film/TV franchises have either all been successes, or they were so wrong that they are still are talked about today (i.e. Shumaker's Batman and Robin)
Now that the Nolan era is officially coming to an end with The Dark Knight Rises, it is a no-brainer that WB is going to yet again toss out another franchise for the Bat. In my opinion, the more the merrier. I'll continue to watch any comic book movie if it's interesting enough to watch, but that's just me. I know there are people who thank God every day that Nolan's going to finish, and to those people I say, good for you! You stuck through it, and your complaining can be put to rest! (although, we both know that it won't).
But I digress.
So my question is: What's next for Batman? There are decades-full of stories that have yet been told through film, and there are still dozens of characters that either haven't been done justice on film, or downright haven't been done at all. What would you personally like to see and how would you like to see it be handled?
Personally, I feel that Batman's so popular that he doesn't need another trilogy. In fact, I think they should open up a new franchise entirely, and go with a James Bond approach with it. The movies could connect, but they don't have to. Different actors and different directors could get a shot of handling Batman and his universe. Also, this would give the villains that never got a decent shot (Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Riddler, Clayface, etc.) to get that screen time they deserve, as well as the supporting cast that we haven't seen in years or not at all (Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Barbra Gordon, etc.) Agree with me or not, that's just my idea.
So, what do you guys want?!