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June 21, 2005

Katie Holmes dropped from Batman sequel

— Posted by John Campea

KatieHolmes.jpgThis has got to be good news for fans of Batman, and an especially good sign that the Studio has seen the light.

According to Comic Book Movie:

New reports reveal actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman have all signed to star in a second Batman movie, but love interest Katie Holmes has been dropped.

Warner Bros. are thrilled with the response to Batman Begins as it took $46.9 million in its first weekend in the US box office and have recruited the film’s stars for an upcoming sequel.

There are also a few telling quotes from the inside source that has been talking:

A source also tells PageSix.com, “Everyone is in agreement that the movie’s strength is with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.”

Then adding of Katie Holmes, “She won’t be in the sequel… the next romantic interest will be a much stronger actress.”

“Warner is happy that people are now focusing on who’ll be playing the JOKER rather than Katie and Tom.”

That is really telling, it strongly suggests they don’t rate her acting too highly and that the calibre is definitely with the male leads.

You have to agree that this is the right decision. Even in the trailers she looked out of place and you were just sucked into the whole Dawson world in an instant. One has to ask, how can she break away from that? Do you agree she should be dropped for the sequel?

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  • Chriso

    The Movie was one of, if not the best of the modern Batman movies. As for Katie Holmes, shes hot and the performance was so so. I have to agree with most of the guys, no love interest is necessary. Katie is gone because Tom has turned her into a Scientology Zombie. He has officially lost the plot!!

  • David Blue

    I’m glad Katie Holmes has been dropped. She was so out of place among the good actors in Batman Begins that it was embarrassing.

    There are pretty-girl actresses who are genuinely top quality acting stars. Scarlett Johansson is one. Hire if available! (Assuming you want pure quality more than immediate box office pull to carry the movie.)

    Then there are the pretty-girl so-so actresses who can nevertheless rise to the occasion, enough to still be a positive for the movie. Jessica Alba was outclassed in Sin City, but she was still good news for the film. So we don’t want to drop her from anything.

    Then there are the pretty girls who can’t rise to the occasion. Katie Holmes has proved she’s one of those.

    Below that there’s only Jessica Simpson, the complete non-actress.

    There are so many genuinely good actresses who also look good but have ridiculously short careers, it’s a shame. I want to see the quality actresses, or at least the solid workers like Alba, have careers like the top male stars, not just be replaced by the next pretty face.

    It’s not personal. I don’t dislike Katie Holmes. She seems so sweet, who could? And I don’t know her from anything, so she was a fresh face. But I see no need to waste any screen time at all on her. She’s not a strong enough actress. Let her be just a happy wife.

    I also agree that Batman doesn’t need a romantic interest en every movie. He’s already had one, and it wasn’t so great. And he’s not about that.

    But if they do do one, it should be an established flame like Talia (the obvious choice, as Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter) or Silver StCloud (I hope not, because she’s best known for having realised that Bruce Wayne is Batman, and we’ve so done that) or Serena Kyle.

    KellTrenzer: “On an unrelated note, they NEED to get Gary Oldman back too.”

    They sure do. And I bet he’ll be happy to have a regular stint playing a normal, sane human being of growing importance in a healthy, high-quality franchise.

  • Andrew

    When you think about it, there’s no one more appropriate to play the Joker than the Tragic Clown himself: Marilyn Manson!!!

  • donna

    i didnt think katie was THAT bad. true, she wasnt spectacular, but she wasnt that horrible. i was thinking if natalie portman would be a good love interest. i know shes a little young, but she does have a certain maturity to her that could work well with christian. other than that, i can’t think of anyone else who would do an ok/decent job.

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