Nolan, who is notoriously silent lipped about his movies, caused quite a stir with the elimination of Edward Nigma, the Riddler, who many people assumed was the next natural choice. This is a bit of a disappointment to us, as we were thrilled to have Nolan erase the painful memories of Jim Carey's ridiculous portrayal of The Riddler in the old Batman films. But Nolan has earned the right to do anything he wants in the next Batman film based on how well he has handled Batman Begins and the Dark Knight.
The title shows the writer-director’s intention to keep his Bruce Wayne trilogy tightly stitched together. “We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along, but we’ll also be introducing some new ones,” Nolan said cryptically.
Nolan is clearly the man in charge on this film, which is nothing but a good thing in our book. He could put Firefly in the movie, and we'd probably all end up thinking it was cool.
At the end of the day, we're OK with whatever Nolan's vision is. He's earned that level of respect. Besides, we've thought all along that Two Face would probably be the villain in this movie, and as other potential rouges keep getting eliminated, that seems more and more likely.