Well, it's obvious now that Batman's crusade will still continue after "The Dark Knight."
Actor playing the superhero Christian Bale has delightfully confirmed during the press junket for his other vehicle "3:10 to Yuma" that there would indeed be a third installment of the revitalized Batman franchise, making up a complete trilogy of the series that started with the release of "Batman Begins" back in 2005.
In related news, a scooper for HollywoodChicago.com has brought in information stating that Bale's co-star Anthony Michael Hall will play an investigative reporter for the GCN who is intensely jealous of Bruce Wayne. Talks on what part Hall is assigned to has been circulating for months with speculations running the gamut from The Riddler to Alberto Falcone.
Further, the source also went on saying that Hall's character, being an antagonist but not a villain, finally learns of Bruce Wayne's alter ego and plans to use the GCN to blow the whistle on him. However, this is heard by the Joker who then sets out to stop the reporter by calling in a bomb threat to the TV station out of the villain's fear that he will lose the object of his game-playing affection. The move is designed to steal the attention off the reporter so he cannot issue the Batman-revealing report.