I've been brainstorming this over for a while. Based on various rumors and other things I've formulated these outlines for the plots of BB2 and BB3. You guys let me know what you think. Batman 2: Batman, Dent, and Gordon team up to take down Sal "The Boss" Maroni who has stepped in to fill the void in Gotham's underworld since Falcone went nutso. Maroni wants to take over Gotham and take out the Bat, and to accomplish this he is allied with Black Mask(Roman Sionis), a new gangster on the scene who hides his face with a mask(obviously). Together they are forming a deal with notorious British armsdealer Oswald "The Penguin" Cobblepot to flood the city with arms and provoke a gang war that will derail Gotham's recovery and the mission of the Batman. Of course, Black Mask/Roman Sionis also has a personal vendetta against Bruce Wayne for buying out the company he was an heir to, so you'd have that subplot which would be cool because BM/Sionis would serve as an adversary for both Bats and Bruce himself. Meanwhile, Sarah Essen, an ATF agent, is brought in to help Gordon and Dent investigate the arms deal, and accidentally finds out about their business relationship with the Batman, and they get her to reluctantly agree to joining their partnership. While all of this is going on of course The Joker will be going about his business, creating problems for both sides. He should act like the anti-Batman. Batman trys to restore order, and he tries to bring about chaos. Think of him as Gotham's Loki. There would be room for Selina Kyle too, just not too big of a role. Introduce her and develop her relationship with Bruce some, but save Catwoman for another movie. Also I really like the idea of including Leslie Thompkins too. Penguin wouldn't actually show until the finale, in which he could be hiding the guns in the crates by covering them with umbrellas(pretty nifty, eh?) and when Dent, Gordon, and Bats move in for the bust he gets spooked and leaves town as fast as possible. The Joker is apprehended, along with Maroni , setting things up for the trial at the beginning of Batman 3. Batman 3: Harvey Dent is scarred at the beginning by Maroni, like in the comics, however we're shown its The Joker who gives him the acid. Dent is sent to the hospital, and like in the comics he escapes. He declares a war against the old guard of the Gotham underworld, and the police too(for their incompetence in his eyes). As Two-Face, he busts The Joker out of Arkham in order to form an alliance. They recruit other baddies together(Zsaz, Crane, perhaps others we've yet to be introduced to...), but we're shown throughout the story that underneath Face HATES The Joker and the tension between the two is built up throughout the movie. Throughout the movie Gordon and Batman's relationship is strained by Harvey's betrayal(like at the end of TLH), as they(along with Essen) work against Two-Face and The Joker. Theres also a subplot where Alfred is trying to encourage Bruce to live his life and not let Batman's affairs consume him, and so he prods Bruce's relationship along with Selina, who seems more interested in him than he in her. Meanwhile Catwoman shows up, and the Batman (ironically) becomes totally fascinated with her. Amid all of his inner turmoil and chaos, there is finally something that excites him and makes him yearn for enjoyment. But ironically, this person is not exactly part of his mission. You could end the movie with Batman having to stop Two-Face from killing The Joker after Two-Face finds out that The Joker gave Maroni the acid and was in on it. Catwoman is unapprehended and her story with Bats has only begun and could/will be used in later films. And by the end Bruce does accept that he has to be both Bats and Bruce, otherwise he will lose himself to the darkness like Harvey. So theres a definite arc for him. I'd especially like some feedback from The Guard.