Originally Posted by ThePhantasm
I can't help but feel baffled at times and think that Nolan misinterpreted the ending to his own film (TDK). Or that Gordon was wrong. "Because he can take it..." apparently not.
You bring up a good point. One we might not ever learn. What was the original intention for the third movie (assuming that there was another plan had Heath not died).
Was Batman to be on the lamb, still "taking it" battling both cops and crooks? Or, was he supposed to have retired and was to "take it" in the form of his symbol taking a beating in the press for being a cop killer. Wish one of the interviewers on the many press junkets that Nolan had done, would have simply just asked him if there was any intention for Heath to return.