As a man, I’m flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol… as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.
If you watched the Nolan Verse Trilogy of The Batman and understand it, I know I do because I had seen it (gazillion times for Baman Begins and The Dark Knight, 2 times for The Dark Knight Rises.) You’ll be able to see how Nolan change tells the story.
(sorry cant find the source of the gif from tumblr)
In Begins, you see how tragedy changes a man onto his obsession, then on Dark Knight, you see how that man affect it’s society and in Rises, it shows how that man became that ideal or symbol he builds.
The Dark Knight movie I think is a more stand alone than the Begins and Rises. And It is much more Awesome than the two. Though Rises was the final installment, it did great, storywise and all,It is hard the surpass TDK.
So in Begins, Bruce built the IDEA of the BAT. As what Ra’s Al Ghul taught him, he made himself more than just a man, he devote himself into an idea, so he became something else entirely. Hence the Batman. Also in Begins, at Bruce party Ducard reveals his true self that he is Ra’s, that Ra’s is the IDEA that makes him Immortal.
So In the Finale of Rises, we find John Blake first name is Robin, and was given the location of the cave. Does that make him Nightwing? No! Because the IDEA and the Symbol of the Bat is already established. And it will only be more effective on Gotham City when that IDEA is seen as an IMMORTAL creature. From Bruce Himself, he said that anyone can be batman, any one can be that symbol.
So What Now?
After watching Rises, I was excited to continue reading Batman INC. as I Imagine Bruce going back to Gotham under different identity or just hiding from public eye, also with Selena because of her fresh start. Because Alfred has the house, it will be stay as their HQ. While John Blake will be the agent of the bat wearing the cowl and assumes the name Batman.
Oh Here’s a list of Batman reading great company before or after watching the movie
Vengeance of Bane 1 and 2
Batman: No Man’s Land