Many attempts to bring the iconic DC comics hero back to the big screen have been near impossible after the release of Batman & Robin (1997) which made non-1960s die-hards cringe. However, Christopher Nolan began The Dark Knight Trilogy with a bang for the film Batman Begins (2005).
Christopher Nolan picked Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, which many people were surprised at first, but Bale proved the people wrong. It helped us understand the birth of a legend and why a legend is born. While Christopher Nolan’s tone for The Dark Knight Trilogy is angsty, it really worked.
The plot focused on how Bruce Wayne became Batman and the protector of Gotham from the League of Shadows and Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy). It helped us explore what do people truly fear.
The unexpected success of Batman Begins (2005) helped Nolan complete The Dark Knight Trilogy with The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).