Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143
Yeah, they just had his arc play out in a more subtle way than some would have preferred. They obviously didn't forget. That's like saying they forgot about the fake Batmen plot point in TDK just because it gets dropped after the first act. It actually does get some resolution, cause I always felt that by taking the blame for Harvey's crimes and becoming the bad guy, it takes care of the issue of copycats and people being inspired in the wrong way by Batman.
So sort of a similar thing with Gordon's storyline. The arc of him feeling guilt and yearning for redemption is all there, it's just that the details of that arc shift when the scope of the movie becomes much larger.