As the title says.
Between the conclusion of The Dark Knight trilogy and the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Avengers), which film impacted on the superhero genre the most?
I'm asking this because after some thought, it really is a difficult question... The Dark Knight franchise that launched in 2005 gave CBM's a new face. The Avengers franchise that launched in 2008 began the generation of shared-superhero-cinematic universes...
So like I said, between The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, which film has mainly helped/impacted on the post-2012 superhero movies?