Originally Posted by Lord
Yeah, The Dark Knight, and no, it doesn't take place 3 years after Begins, Joker himself said that one year before there was no Batman so it can't take place so much time after.
Yes, it does. He never said there was no Batman. He said...
"Where do we begin? A year ago, these cops and lawyers wouldn't dare cross any of you. I mean, what happened?"
I took Batman 2 years to make a dent in the mob and to build up a reputation in Gotham. The Joker did the same thing commiting random crimes and building up his own legend among the criminals. Things like that take time, they don't happen over night.
The Joker robbed the bank on July 18, 2008. When Bruce is watching the security footage of the bank robbery the date is shown on screen.
I've done hours of research on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I also wrote that timeline in the Batman Begins section.