I can't believe that they stopped the storyline with The Dark Knight Rises. In my eyes, the movie ends with a cliffhanger...
We have Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle / Catwoman at the end sitting with Bruce Wayne. We have Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Sgt. John Blake, whose full name contains Robin. Who enters the Bat-Cave at the end. And we have Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon standing in front of the refurbished Bat-Signal.
When I saw the movie in the cinema back in 2012, I couldn't freaking wait for the next Batman, starring Christian Bale and continuing where the last ended.
Also the movie grossed $1.085 billion, so money can't be the issue and yes, Batman is back in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- but this movie tells a whole other story and does not tie to this movie at all.
So why did they end the story of The Dark Knight Rises like that, and did not continue with a sequel?