Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I hear where you are coming from JDonalD. I kind of wish they'd just do another "Gotham Knight" type of animated movie, or even a prequel comic that fills in the gap a bit. Have it set during the first few months after the events of TDK. We'd see Gotham dealing with the aftermath of everything that happened, the political dealings that lead to the creation of the Dent Act and some rogues popping up and trying to fill the power vacuum (Black Mask/Penguin) Batman would be working from the shadows, trying to prevent organized crime from rearing its ugly head and becoming uglier. Batman and Gordon are still working together secretly.
Then once the Dent Act is created, maybe they're able to put away whichever rogue Batman had been pursuing and Bruce slowly starts to realize he's not needed.
I really wish something like that would come along, but I doubt it. I've never written fan fiction but I'm seriously considering trying something. I have some rough ideas for a Bane/Ra's/Talia one too.
There's just such perfect story in between TDK and TDKR which would show the evolution of crime after the Joker, the rise of the "freaks" trying to fill in gap the mob left behind. Batman having to work to take them down without the help of Gordon and really milking the strained relationship between the two of them now. I imagine the Dent Act could have been created to really stamp out the freaks, thus making Batman obsolete.