In an interview with MTV News, director Christopher Nolan says fans should expect a whole lot from The Dark Knight.
"In this case, literally, we were able to directly carry on and explore the idea that Gary Oldman brings up at the end of Batman Begins, which is the idea of escalation," said Nolan. "We have seen the rise of Batman, we have seen his rise to power, now what are the criminals going to do? How are they going to fight that? That's the jumping off point for this film, and we just ran with it as far as we could."