Originally Posted by Laderlappen
Taken out Rachel
Taken out Blake
Taken out the Tate/Talia twist and make her Talia and a villain for the whole movie
I'm actually pretty cool with Rachel in the Nolan films. She didn't take away anything from the story, IMO.
Now Blake is the tough one, because if you don't include him in the film you have to change the ending. Either Batman/Bruce dies or Bruce retires for good on his own terms, and dedicates his life to just philanthropy. Which is kind of funny because the film actually suggests some form of an ending like that:
Alfred: This city needs Bruce Wayne; your resources, your knowledge. It doesn't need your body, or your life. That time has passed.
Talia should have either been revealed sooner, or had a little bit more screen time so we can see her and Bane interact more. Bane could have still been the one to escape the pit, but the twist could have solely been that Talia was Ra's' heir, not Bane.