Re: The Joker sized elephant in the room
I always felt (and justifiably so, seeing as Nolan has stated so in interviews) that each film tries incredibly hard to be it's own film, meaning plot, theme and even visual style differ in each film and there is little to no reliance on previous plotlines to fully enjoy the film. I'd expect maybe a mention or two about the jokers actions and the aftermath, but i seriously doubt they'd linger too much on the joker outside a mere 3-5 second mention.
I wouldn't even want anything more than that.
1-The Dark Knight/2-The Dark Knight Rises/3-Batman Begins/4-Guardians of the Galaxy/5-X-Men: Days of Future Past/6-Captain America: The Winter Soldier/7-Spider-Man 2/8-The Avengers/9-Superman:TM/10-The Incredibles
Calvary - 9.5/10 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 10/10 Guardians of the Galaxy - 9.5/10