§ All kinds of internet gossip rag scuttlebutt about Katie Holmes turning down a role in the next Batman movie:
Katie Holmes has turned down a $2 million deal to star in the sequel to ‘Batman Begins’.
The actress was expected to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes alongside caped crusader Christian Bale for ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ but has pulled out because of “scheduling conflicts”.
Rumours have already circulated that Katie has been replaced by ‘Wedding Crashers’ actress Rachel McAdams for the comic-book adventure, also starring Heath Ledger as The Joker.
While some are blaming this on Holmes’ conversion to Cruise control, we’ll note that she was never mentioned as being in the movie, and Mary Jane and Lois Lane aside, love interests almost never come back in superhero movies. Batman and Indiana Jones need a new main squeeze every time out. All we can say is: THANK GOD!
§ 300 is being released in IMAX:
“Warner Bros. Pictures and the filmmakers are very excited to bring this unique cinematic experience to both conventional and IMAX theatres this spring…The immersive IMAX Experience will transform this film, offering audiences an alternative way to view this highly-charged picture.”
Director Zack Snyder also just got his own production deal at WB where he’s prepping…WATCHMEN.