Batman begins is Spider-Man 2 of the franchise but with better effects and not having that return of the villian the whole time.
Highlight of TDK are some remembers to Batman include the part of Gary Oldman. Joker whas over-rated because of the death of the actor but better then expect.
Screentime is the biggest problem of the movie and Batman feels not like Batman. Not having Katie Holmes made Maggie Gylenhaal her part worse whyle it isn't her fault.
Harry Potter 2 is 162 minutes and if TDKR fix the problems of TDK (Who is Boring/dificult to follow story/to dark/missing 1 or 2 action scene's and more humor.) then the also the 164 minutes should not be a problem. But it have been better if TDKR have been even long like Batman Begins.
I whas happy there not yuse a earlier yused villian for Begins.
Batman Begins be better with
the litle bit GE reference
that going to be yused for TDKR what i hope it mean wil help to like that more then TDK include what be left from TDK.
On this moment i hope there wil not be another Batman franchise again but a 4th movie with the promised Riddle or/and better Return of The Joker with his assistent.
But iam afraid it wil be reboot, there is already imdb page and Darren Aronofsky as remour directer. IF that be the case i hope on the riddle, the only exeption of a earlier yused villian i don't mind if it not be villian in the first place.
Matthew Goode http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0328828/ as The Riddle
Drew Barrymore as Harley Quinn
John Cena http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1078479/ as The Joker. First iam thinking about Marc Whalberg as best follow up.