"Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, after stopping Ras Al Ghul's plan and the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Jonathan Crane (AKA Scarecrow), Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. Aided by Lieutenant James Gordon and newly appointed District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets of Gotham. The partnership proves to be effective, but the trio faces a rising psychopathic criminal called The Joker, who has unleashed a wave of chaos that becomes deeply personal for "The Dark Knight", forcing him to confront everything that he believes."
I am so stoked for this sequel, and the positive reviews just continue to flow in. Also intriguing is the strong talk occurring across filmdom of a posthumous Oscar nomination for Heath Ledger's tour de force performance as the maniacal Joker. We only have to wait another twelve days to find out for ourselves.