your statement goes against what the thread is trying to say. believe he said genius? It's not genius IF true it's just a simple and overused way of setting up a sequel. Been done since sequels began nothing genius or groundbreaking about the writing.
I don't consider it genius. It's an cool concept to try and it makes it all the better if its pulled off successfully.
The practice of setting up a sequel in a movie is definitely overused but if you can point out a series that uses 5 movies to set up 1 movie and then 3-4 more the expand the story, I'd love to check it out. What also makes it so cool, is that not only are thes completely separate stories but they also tie in to each other, some more subtle than others.
What makes it so dope is, Chris Nolan made awesome comic book MOVIES. Spider-Man was a good comic book MOVIE. X-Men were good comic Book MOVIES, but this is the first time we get a film adaptation of a comic book UNIVERSE.