Allyn Gibson wrote:
I don't think either approach would "ruin" the trilogy any more than Bourne Legacy will ruin the Bourne films or Before Watchmen ruins Watchmen. Nolan's three films are still there, and you can watch them whenever you want. Just because someone else picks up the toys and runs with them doesn't harm them.
People seem to forget that The Wizard of Oz
book has had 34 official sequels, 13 of which were written by the original author. Most of them are almost completely forgotten now, and they haven't tarnished the original novel's reputation at all.