Hopefully this doesn’t get merged into another thread already 1000 posts plus long.
The Dark Knight films were enormously popular. I’d seen it reported that Bale would have come back as Batman even without Nolan. Rises clearly left the way open for more films in that universe as well.
DC ejected that and it’s fair to say the subsequent DC films haven’t been as successful likely hoped.
I think if they had wanted to, Bale would have remained and they could have continued either with him or Levitt a good while longer, in the Nolan verse.
I’m seeing the Avengers hype move into overdrive and it’s widely anticipated that at least one possibly more of the core Avengers cast won’t be around for future films after this one.
This seems unquestioned by almost everyone. It’s the end of phase 3, whatever. Marvel managed something different with many films telling a narrative and some of the characters established are now well loved.
Why would they write the current versions of core characters off at this time?
I could see it if the actors absolutely didn’t want to know or wanted far too much money. Other than that, why end it here?
Obviously I’ve not seen Endgame, I hope I’m wrong but I think it’s a mistake to close the door on the big 3 Avengers at this time.