Simple question: if tomorrow Nolan said he's going to make another Batman movie (same cast, crew, etc.) ... however, we live in a world where the "8 year gap" (the only part of TDKR I dislike) wasn't a part of TDKR and Nolan is making a prequel set in-between TDK and TDKR. Would you rather see a film set in-between TDK and TDKR? Or a straight-sequel to TDKR? Let's check out the advantages to both: Prequel set in-between TDK and TDKR: -This would allow for further character development of Blake, Selina, and Miranda Tate. We could see a possible younger, teenage version of Blake, get a sense of his personal tragedy (dad killed, mom dead from car wreck), and his first meeting with Bruce Wayne and how he figured out Bruce/Batman were the same person. We could see Catwoman's origin. We could see how Miranda came to Gotham, her role with the Clean Energy project, and possibly plant some "hints" that she has a hidden agenda. -We would get more of Batman as a villain (in Gotham's eyes), he's hunted by police as Gordon leads the hunts but behind-closed-doors tries to assist Batman -We could see Bruce's depression cause him to be CONSUMED by Batman, prior to when he quits being Batman in TDKR -And, of course, we would get another Batman's rogues gallery villain (Riddler, Penguin, etc.) -If you want a prequel, that leaves TDKR as the ending to Bruce's journey. Sequel to TDKR: -Another Batman rogues gallery villain, however, this villain would threaten a Gotham that now believes Batman is a hero... and dead. -We would have Bruce/Selina in hiding in Europe... and possibly being brought back to Gotham for a good cause. Batman/Catwoman would be allies and most likely teammates. -Blake would become another masked vigilante (Robin? Nightwing?) -If you want a sequel to TDKR, that means this film will have to provide the definitive conclusion to Nolan's films and Bruce's journey. Which would you prefer seeing? My vote is for a prequel in-between TDK and TDKR.