Batman: No Katie for You!
Clearly Katie Holmes knows more about the film and television industry than I do… I mean, I haven’t appeared in a handful of movies or on a reasonably successful (but virtually un-watchable) television series, nor have I married Tom Cruise. So maybe, just maybe, I’m not quite in the right position to point out that Katie has pulled off a move so ridiculously retarded that it leads me to believe that she’s getting career advice from David Caruso and Shelly long.
In the same breath as announcing that she’s signed on to star in a remake of a British film (called Hot Money) along side Queen Latifah, she’s walked away from the role of Rachel Dawes in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins sequel. Now, to be fair, Katie’s people are saying that they never even made it to the negotiating stage in respect to the role in THE DARK KNIGHT, due to some scheduling issues… But doing a movie with Queen Latifah!? Come on! That’s career suicide, or at least the equivalent to giving your career nasty carpet burn… Just ask Jimmy Fallon.
Rumours are already starting to circulate about who will replace Katie in the next Batman instalment. And yes, Rachel McAdams’ name has already come up, but I’m not falling for that one again! What is a little scary though is that Latino Review is reporting that the Rachel Dawes character will remain in the movie, but will clearly be played by someone other than Katie Holmes.. I have to say, I’m not fond of that idea at all. There’s no reason why the Dawes character need be reprised, while there was room for her return, the ending of Batman Begins made it more than acceptable that she not be around in the next film… Heck, there’s even an opportunity to introduce another ‘love interest’ in The Dark Knight now, only to have Dawes return in later film, just to cause Bruce some extra heartache… Providing that Katie hasn’t burnt any bridges that is! [source]