24Christopher Nolan Takes On Batman, But Did We Need A New Reboot?
Whatever Christopher Nolan touches, it turns into gold. He directed the much-acclaimed hits Memento and Insomnia. It's no wonder that, when Nolan decided to make three Batman films, the director was given free rein, allowing him to reinvent the Batman franchise according to his vision. The new Batman films
were Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and the Dark Knight Rises (2012), which all fell under the umbrella term The Dark Knight Trilogy. Many actors vied for the role, but Nolan ultimately chose Christian Bale because Bale "had exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for.” The films are indeed darker, and were taken seriously by film critics.
So, it seems with The Dark Knight Trilogy, that DC got it right for a change. But again, Marvel rules over DC. DC only makes individual character movies with no means in which to connect them to a full-fledged series. In contrast, Marvel makes movies where it's possible to create a new one and have that linked to a larger role and place in the MCU. That's what happened to Iron Man. The character had sequels but in the larger scheme of things, Iron Man was able to crossover and be part of a saga, which was the Avengers. And like other MCU characters, Iron Man can slip into another MCU universe film, which was what happened when he appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming.