Originally Posted by ThePhantasm
Honestly I think we are taking what Nolan and the movie say at face value. It is you who are trying to leave room in all these quotes for further Batman activity. Our reading of the quotes is the more obvious one.
But there is no face value of what Nolan or the film says regarding when exactly Bruce Wayne retired as Batman.
What Nolan brings up is the gap between the two films and that Bruce retired. What he mentions is the leg injury, but a leg injury where you have no cartilage is an injury that will only become worse over time and that is why it's at its worse by TDKR when he doesn't do anything for three years straight. Batman's been shot before and he has risen up in Batman Begins.
Blake says "last confirmed sighting" and what Daggett says ties up to the "confirmed sighting".
Originally Posted by The Joker
Oh look, Anno Domini of all people is now not only accusing us of over analyzing, but he's trying to speak on Nolan's behalf, too.
No, I've always accused you of such Joker, don't worry