Originally Posted by palewest
Since we're dealing with an older Batman, perhaps we'll get an older Joker. Maybe this isn't Batman's first encounter with the Joker, and they'll allude to a long history between them.
I'm pretty sure that we're getting an older Joker (Crispin Glover, anyone?
). And it would be pretty interesting to see a Bats and a Joker that share a long history. What we got in B89 and TDK were their first (and final) encounters. But no development. Nolan might have planned something like this but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. In honor of Heath it was good decision not to have the Joker in TDKR, though.
I hope the reboot will bring us a good mixture of villains Batman has already known for years and villains he meets for the first time.