^ @ Christopher
as regards the 'weary and tired' point, I did say in my original post that perhaps the end of the movie would see him reinvigorated, so we've sort of come full circle. But it's not just a mental thing - what if he's physically worn out and past his best? Being Batman is more demanding than being Jim Kirk! Still, I suppose its unlikely they'll end it with him hobbling off on a Zimmer frame.
Otherwise, I'm willing to keep an open mind; I hope all of these things are done well, but the execution of MOS does cause me some cynicism about how they handle this movie.