Originally Posted by jmc
It came as a surprise to most of us, but the logic behind it made sense in that it gave Batman the physical threat he lacked in the series.
I don't understand why people keep saying this. Ras Al Ghul was a physical threat. He handled Batman on the train until he was distracted by the crashing train.
While Joker isn't a physical threat, he sure handled Batman at the Pruitt building. Like the final fight in TDKR, this fight was awful.