Re: Bane or the Joker?
I'm sure everyone else has picked up on this, but another parallel between TDK and TDKR is Batman had two encounters or close calls with both the Joker and Bane before their big iconic showdowns.
In TDK Batman's first run in with the Joker is at the Harvey Dent fundraiser and then at the end of the chase scene during the game of chicken.
In TDKR, Batman and Bane both speed past each other on their respective motor vehicles. Then they both get a quick glimpse of each other on the rooftop when Batman saves Catwoman.
Obvious, but I didn't realize it was two meetings until both the interrogation room scene and the sewer fight.