Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143
Had Ledger not died, I would have expected Nolan to take the third film in the direction of "Dark Victory", the sequel to "The Long Halloween", which is more or less an all-out war between the freaks and the organized criminals.
But I still think Bane and the LoS would have come to Gotham, and that would have been the primary storyline anyway. Only that he might have recruited Joker and some other criminals to maintain order, or create some kind of new anarchist government.
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know the world hadn't ended.