The huge financial juggernaut this movie has turned into virtually guarantees there’ll be a sequel, but tht doesn’t necessarily mean that Nolan, Goyer, Bale, et al. will be involved in it. I hope they are, because they’ve made two outstanding Batman movies in a row. After the horror that was “Batman and Robin”, it was absolutely necessary that any maker of any subsequent Batman film would have to knock one out of the park. I thought they had done it with “Batman Begins”, but “The Dark Knight” was even better.
(See here for a humorous take on the success of the film: Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC)
I hope the inevitable sequel is good. It almost certainly won’t be as good as “The Dark Knight” was, but I hope it’s good.