Batman has been a consistent part of cinema since the late 1980s. It's kinda hard to believe, but there really has rarely been more than 10 years between each film adaptation of Batman's universe since 1989.
Christ on a bike, no wonder so many folks are sick of him...
Fortunately, this latest one, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, at least seems to be going for a more grounded, Year One/Long Halloween approach - focusing more on Batman's detective skills by revolving around a whodunnit where all the suspects are supervillains. So if nothing else, this one will stand out from the crowd when it comes to portraying Batman. And that's not all, as there are at least two spinoff movies on the way in the form of Batgirl - written by Birds of Prey's Christina Hodson - and Nightwing, which is being directed by The LEGO Batman Movie's Chris McKay.
So why not take this a step further and see what DC and Warner Bros. can do to make the perfect Batman shared universe? From improvements on the formula, straying away from what previous films did, to characters they should include, these are just a few of the many ways DC can REALLY bring Batman's world to life.