Allyn Gibson wrote:
Not Batman, but when I went to see The Amazing Spider-Man this summer, as I left the theater I heard a man in the lobby trying to explain to his girlfriend how ASM fit with the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy. Never mind that ASM and Spider-Man have entirely contradictory versions of the origin, that the power set of Maguire's Spider-Man is vastly different than Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man, etc. Yet, this guy insisted that ASM fit with the Maguire trilogy and was trying valiantly to justify that belief.
Which is the moment when you really wish you had Stan Lee hidden behind a potted plant, so you can pull a "Marshall McLuhan" moment, a la Woody Allen in Annie Hall
. "You think that's the same Spider-Man? I happen to have Stan Lee right here, and he'll tell you why..."