Warner Brothers' biggest franchises (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, DC) are fizzling out. Even with Joker's success in the box office, it still can't compete with LOTR and Harry Potter. But, they cannot keep adding on to these. Fantastic Beasts is a flaming ball of J. K. Rowling trying to diversify her story, David Yates, and dog crap. And they can't reboot them because it hasn't even been two decades yet (although next year LOTR will be at that mark, but that's just The Fellowship of the Ring if you count The Hobbit it's only been 7 years). So after eliminating all these franchises and ignoring random movies like Ready Player One, their obvious choice is Batman. They already know it, that's why Robert Pattinson is going to be starring in 2021. But what they're trying to do is not going to work. The Dark Knight Rises gave them literally $1,000,000,081 worldwide in 2012, so why aren't they investing in paying Christopher Nolan a ton of cash for him to come back? A huge paycheck can easily change his opinion on discontinuing the Batman movies. I'm sure it's been thought of before, but when you see Marvel paying Robert Downey Jr. 15 mil for jumping around in spandex on a green screen I don't see why they could fork over that to get a visionary director to save you. That's my opinion on the matter, and I've made fancast for the fourth film: https://www.mycast.io/stories/the-dark-knight-reborn
I think I have a solid cast list and even though Heath Ledger has died I think that with his family's consent they could create a CGI model like in Gemini Man and the upcoming Finding Jack (https://www.businessinsider.com/james-dean-posthumous-casting-in-new-movie-through-visual-effects-2019-11
This ended up being a bit long. Sorry, but not really 👍.