It's interesting as well because as you say, if it is correct then they have to know just how much ammo they've generated in doing so. They can't be ignorant of that. There would be no claiming as much. But you're also right that plenty of fans asked for it. Where do you decide the line of 'blame' if this goes tits up? The fans wanting and getting, or the makers for giving?
So, then the question becomes - what have they decided to do? Does that let them walk the line between the two?
But as ever, I won't judge it until I've seen the film. By that time other things will also be much clearer.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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