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Old August 7 2012, 06:05 AM   #846
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

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I can't believe that they would waste this much time on "Robin" if the character wasn't being setup for a spin-off series.
They had to set up Blake as Bruce's heir and successor in a credible manner and, more specifically, for the audience to care about him. That's why they took the time, and it wasn't a waste.
There was no need to set up any heir for Batman. The movie could have easily ended with Batman "dead" and the symbol of Batman living on in the ordinary citizens of Gotham City. In fact, thematically speaking, that would have been a much more powerful ending for the trilogy. No, Blake's role strikes me as a studio-mandated decision to give them an option to continue the franchise without Nolan or Bale.
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