Warner freed the reins for Nolan to use IMAX cameras and stretch the film out beyond the two-hour mark.
The extended scope is necessary to capture the criminal mastermind Joker (Heath Ledger), and focus on the more complex story of District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart).
The Brigadier continued to meet the Doctor when the latter's travels brought him to Earth and he helped many of his incarnations protect the planet.
In fact, of the first thirteen incarnations of the Doctor, the Brigadier was documented meeting all of them but the Eleventh Doctor and the scarcely seen incarnation which fought in the Time War.
The sequel fully realizes the potential of its superhero and villain arc with harrowing sequences of violence and chaos constantly erupting.
Following the editorial retirement of the character's Batgirl persona in 1988, Alan Moore's graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke depicts the Joker shooting Gordon through the spinal cord in her civilian identity and leaving her a paraplegic.
The new franchise had ushered in a more violent but cerebral Batman by focusing on the character development of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and his psychological motivation to fight crime.
With such a strong reboot to the series, expectations were very high for The Dark Knight and director Christopher Nolan delivered.
As Batgirl, Barbara Gordon has been described as one of the most popular characters to appear during the Silver Age of Comic Books and is also regarded as a pop culture icon due to her appearances in the Batman television series of the late 1960s and continued media exposure.
The Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl has been adapted into various media relating to the Batman franchise, including merchandise, television, and animation.