Much better choice.


Variety is reporting that Maggie Gyllenhall will replace Katie Holmes in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins.


Personally, I found the character of Rachel Dawes totally unnecessary to the Batman Begins storyline but hey, I'm just a loser with a TF blog so what the hell do I know.

I would have much preferred somebody like Selina Kyle to have been retconned as a younger friend of Bruce's than a brand new character.

I'm a geek for fank wanks every now and then and I think it was a crime not to have Selina in at least the birthday party scene. Hell, when Batman pops up at the Gordon residence I think it would have been perfect if Jim Gordon, as soon as he goes back in, says some kind of fatherly thing like "Barbara! No snacks before dinner!" or something like that just to establish that Barbara exists.

I'm all for the movies using The Batman cartoon explanation of an older Barbara too.

What would really be cool if Time Warner had the balls?

Introduce a 9-year-old Robin in the 3rd film and sub-title it "The Sensational Character Find of 2010" as an homage to the original creation of Robin!

I'm a fan of Dick Grayson and while I'm not a huge fan of the past 20 years of his Nightwing persona, I'm a complete believer in the fact that he surpasses Bruce at everything Bruce is good at!

Dick needs to be shown at a young age being a true insanely great acrobat. Add to that years of being taught by the supposedly greatest detective you should get a guy in his 20s who is insanely awesome and far greater than what DC has done with him.

Hell... Dick was supposed to be killed off in Infinite Crisis but was spared.

You just can't kill The Sensational Character Find of 1940!

You just need to make the adult version of Dick as awesome as the Robin-version of Dick.


At least Maggie and Katie both have rounder faces. If they'd picked somebody radically different, like, say, Cameron Diaz, I'd have to puke. Plus, I like MG.

I loved Secretary, and I'm glad they have a real actress to go with the real actors (Christian Bale, Gary Oldman) but I'm a little surprised that she would go for this, after things like Happy Endings and Sherrybaby.

But yeah, good news getting rid of the Millstone. Every time she was on screen she dragged the movie down.

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