Originally Posted by JackWhite
As much as I liked the 8 year gap, I think Nolan's Batman could have faced more of the rogues gallery due to further escalation caused by the Joker/Two-Face in TDK. Had it not been for the "Dent Act" freaks like Black Mask and Penguin, just to name a few, could have easily worked as the new wave of a freak oriented mob.
Yup. TDK made it look like that kind of thing was gonna come then Rises hops 8 years ahead, retires Batman and turned Gotham into a peaceful zone.