- The Riddler is not in the film (despite me declaring, a few posts ago, that it was looking like the Riddler was sure to be the villain).
- Warner Bros. has agreed to let him make the film not 3D (good news for people like me and Roger Ebert that hate 3D).
- And, as mentioned above, The Dark Knight Rises is your title.
He implies that we'll see new characters (see below) and also more of the characters we've seen in the previous movies. Obviously, Bruce, Alfred, Lucius Fox, and Jim Gordon can be expected to return, but will the Scarecrow pop up again? Are Harvey Dent and Ra's al-Ghul really dead? Time will tell.
There are also rumors that casting for a female lead has begun. People will obviously freak out about Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy (and maybe Talia al-Ghul, but maybe that's just me), but there's no reason to assume they're casting a villain. There are a lot of women in Bruce Wayne's life. So again, time will tell.