This dumb. THE DARK KNIGHT was a success because it was, finally, a Batman movie in the style of the Batman comics. Making a Superman movie in the style of a Batman movie would be just another muddled mess of a Superman movie. Make the next Superman movie in the style of the Superman comics and they will come. It's not rocket science. But oh no, just grab the wrong end of the stick and run with it. It's verisimilitude the audience wants, not a superficial formula.