Many of Nolan's Batman films seem to draw elements from his other films, his most recent preceding TDKR was Inception. PRODUCTION - Many of the same cast members - Both had portions of the film shot in Los Angeles - First time we saw Nolan go to countries like India/Kenya, hotter/desert-like climate STORY Bruce Wayne/Cobb are men who have become lost in their original motivations, both these men essentially retire at the end of their films (at least so we think). - Alfred tells Bruce Wayne to come back into the world. - Miles tells Cobb to come back to reality. Alfred/Miles meets with Bruce/Cobb at the end of their films (Cafe, and Airport), seeing as they had made it. Any more?