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My understanding is that, due to the fact that Bruce has been declared dead Mr Earle is able to turn the company from privately held to public, by selling shares. This means that the participation of the Waynes in the company (whatever % it was) is ignored and the control of it goes to the board (he would be "forcing out" the Waynes from their own company, ...


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The film ["Batman Begins" ] takes place in 2007. In the Gotham Tonight news segments released to promote The Dark Knight it reports on Election '08 and states that the attack on the Narrows (which happens at the end of this film) took place nine months previously. (Source: IMDB "Batman Begins" FAQ) Batman Begins: 2007. The Dark Knight: 2008. The Dark ...


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Batman Begins has nothing to do with the original quadrilogy of Batman films. It is a reboot, and is only in-universe with The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. From Batman Begins' Wikipedia page: The film reboots the Batman film series, telling the origin story of the character and begins with Bruce Wayne's initial fear of bats, the death of ...


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In the sequence shown, the following property damage occurs. 5 x Police cars 3 x Plastic dustbins 1 x Glass store-frontage 1 x Car park barrier 2 x Compact cars (used) 1 x Concrete car park wall 1 x Air-conditioning unit (roof) 3 x Heat-exchanger chimneys 1 x Mesh wire fence 1 x Building wiring loop 1 x Rooftop satellite dish 1 x ...


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This is pure speculation on my part, but in my experience "But I've been wrong before" is a very common phrase. I use it a lot, for instance, to acknowledge that my opinion is just an opinion. In this context, I always took Gordon's line to mean either: He knew that he would be in the minority by trusting Batman Batman's blatant distance from and disregard ...


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There's literally no explanation. It just gets hand-waved away. The movie script is utterly unilluminating on the subject of where he gets the $5-10 billion you'd need to buy a controlling interest in a multinational company. Presumably he got his money back from Alfred and that was sufficient. WAYNE : And I bought most of the shares. A controlling ...


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Bruce Wayne was a class above the average League of Shadows member. In Batman Begins Ra's Al Ghul says this: I took away your fear, and I showed you a path. You were my greatest student. It should be you standing by my side, saving the world. Shortly after that Batman confronts Ra's while he and his men are loading the train. Batman - I can't ...


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I'm broadly in agreement with the two existing answers, I just have a few details to add. In The Dark Knight, we see a snap of a security camera with a timestamp of July 17, 2008, from the Joker’s bank robbery (about ten minutes in): This was also the date of the American film release. We also see court documents dated July 2008, which is consistent with ...


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The company being not publicly traded means just that: their stock is not sold in regular markets (v.g. Wall Street). A company that is publicly traded benefits from access to bigger opportunities of financing by selling stocks, but also must give more information to the public and authorities so the public can know what they are buying. As I understand it,...


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No, they are completely separate movie franchises, and interpretations of the Batman mythos. The Christopher Nolan Batman series was a "reboot" on the Batman movie franchise - it completely disregards/ignores (thankfully) what had come previously in order to tell a new story. Batman/Batman Returns/Batman Forever/Batman and Robin were one series. Batman ...


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Ra's al Ghul is a popular DC antagonist, like any character in such a franchise he will see different incarnations in different universes. I think the crux of your question is "Are the Nolan Batman films in the Arrowverse" From a brief check I believe not, Arrowverse seemed to start with the TV series The Arrow, and revolves around mostly TV series and ...


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The implication is that Fox only brought enough for one dose, and that was based directly on Bruce Wayne's own blood chemistry. When it became apparent that they'll need more (much more), Fox goes into town to collect the additional two sample doses, returns to drop them off at the Batcave and then heads back to Wayne Industries to get started on the next ...


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Bruce Wayne embarks on a life of crime after his confrontation with Carmine Falcone, already mentioned by alexwlchan in his answer, with the purpose of learning more about criminals. During this crime-spree he is caught, with a group of accomplices, stealing electronics. He refuses to give his name to the police, and denies being a thief. The Bhutanese ...


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As @Valorum mentioned, a somewhat similar version of the Batcave's discovery was shown in the original comics. However, I believe the scene in question from Batman V. Superman is a reference to The Dark Knight Returns. The Dark Knight Returns version features young Bruce Wayne falling into a hole, weird bat stuff and the revelation that it's only a dream, ...


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The corporate building does not change, in that the Wayne Tower does not transform into the black box structure office building in your second picture. However, headquarters have moved to the same building where the Special Projects Division is located. See: http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Wayne_Enterprises


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Batman Begins: 2007 The Dark Knight: 2008 The Dark Knight Rises: 2016 In Begins he is 8 years old when his parents are murdered. 14 years later he is 22 when he returns for Joe Chill’s trial, then disappears for 7 years, putting him at 29 going on 30 when he puts on the cape and cowl. In The Dark Knight the Joker says “Let’s wind the clocks back a year. ...


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The Burton/Schumacher Batman movies were a separate continuity/universe from the Christopher Nolan movies. Nolan's movies were a "reboot" of the franchise and character. In an old interview with Nolan, he explains the studio's mindset. "When I was looking for what to do next, one of the things I heard about was that Warner Bros were looking to restart ...


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The movie Batman Begins as well as The Dark Knight and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises are all part of the same "series", they are related insofar as they are movies about Batman but are not meant to be contiguous with the others.


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From Wikipedia: Batman is often depicted as wearing dark-colored gloves which extend to cover most of his forearms. In the earliest Batman stories of Detective Comics, the costume featured a few curiosities before it evolved in to its more or less standard style. The first gloves were purple in color, ordinary looking, and lacked any sort of scalloped ...


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This is covered in the film's official novelisation. There was a riot in the Narrows and several hundred people were killed. After the cure was found, the area returned to a semblance of normality: In the week since the monorail incident and the massive disruption of the city’s infrastructure, Gordon and his cops had restored order and the public works ...


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In Detective Comics #205 from 1954; "The Origin of the Batcave", we learn that Bruce discovered it by accident, by falling through a hole in his barn floor. Note that at this point, he'd already decided to become a masked vigilante (patterned on the bat) so the discovery of the Batcave played no part in his own origin story. It was only much later on that ...


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The value of Bruce's shares doesn't just vanish. It would have gone to Alfred, as Alfred was the benefactor of all of Bruce's assets. Therefore, as Alfred's friend and given that Alfred showed he was more than happy to let Bruce use his old money, he should have more than enough to plough that dough back into Wayne Enterprises.


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I imagine it's for at least 2 reasons: 1) it's too painful and awkward. He left suddenly under dire circumstances (he revealed he was going to kill the mobster) and she must have assumed he was dead or kidnapped. And now to suddenly appear after 1+ years, what is he going to say? Hi, I'm back, let's do lunch? She would slap him again... and again. She would ...


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When Bruce is looking at Selina Kyle's file in the beginning of Rises it says she was born in 1995, which would make her 21 in the movie. 2016 seems about right.


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You don't need to read that deep into it. He says it as the common phrase (expression) is used (even if Gordon may have had a really hard time as a Gotham cop due to his honesty). Gordon is not refering to any other vigilante or ally (in the universe of Nolan's Batman Begins, Gotham City has seen no vigilantes yet, and when that movie was released in 2005 ...


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This is my theory. While they say Bruce had a majority before the IPO, they never said how much. So, let’s say hypothetically, Bruce had a 70% majority initially, as well as several hundred million lying around. With the selling of his shares, all 70%, he can easily buy back 51%. Or, if he wasn’t legally owning his assets by then, Alfred could have, and then ...


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Bruce Wayne's family has owned a fairly large portion of Wayne Enterprises for many generations (Wikipedia says at least from the 19th century). The Wayne family has been earning dividends from Wayne Enterprises for decades. These dividends would (probably) have been invested into other businesses, hedge funds, properties etc. and grow over all that time. ...


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