Re: Skyfall vs. TDKR
Perhaps the older Batman comic took some hits from the Bond film you mention. I think the title was simply "Bane." It was released around the same time as the film Batman and Robin. There, Bane was given a connection to the Al Ghuls and had possession of a nuke.
I still wouldn't put the stuff you mentioned past Nolan. He is a Bond fan.
Don't let the death of the three horses be in vain-see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.