Re: How Long Was Bruce Wayne Actually Batman in this Trilogy?
It doesn't have to be treated like a 'fill in the gaps' thing. It could be as simple as, hey, we have a cool Scarecrow story to tell and we'd like to set it in the Nolanverse, and here's a 10 month space in which it could fit without causing any problems.
It doesn't have to reference anything specific other than Scarecrow ultimately getting away. But Batman novels aren't always about getting the bad guy. There could be a deeper point to make.
Scarecrow is underplayed period, and I would adore seeing the iterations of him and Batman from Begins fleshed out a bit more. Make Batman's career feel more substantial too.
Why do we fall?