Originally Posted by jmc
The reason no reference is made in TDK to the events of Begins is because the story is self contained and the events of the previous film are irrelevant, even though it's a sequel. Rises will more than likely be the same.
i dont think i agree with this. i believe that the events of the dark knight will have a profound effect on the the dark knight rises. a lot more so than batman begins to the dark knight anyway. Rises will most likely connect all three movies together and will have mentions of the events from both begins and the dark knight.