Emily Blunt To Replace Katie Holmes in Next Batman Movie?

Well it looks like all the fanboys are going to have to find a new scapegoat on which to vent their frustrations, as Katie Holmes has reportedly backed out of Christopher Nolan’s next Batman film due to a “scheduling conflict” (that Queen Latifah comedy is obviously a better career move anyway). Holmes appeared to take the brunt of criticism last time (unfairly, I might add) for anything and everything that was wrong with Batman Begins. Yes, there were some problems with the flick, but they had nothing to do with Mrs. Cruise in my opinion. Anyway, now it looks like she may be replaced by The Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt. She certainly looks similar enough to Katie, which is somewhat important considering that she will play the same character, Batman’s childhood friend Rachel Dawes. Unfortunately I can’t comment on her acting ability since I don’t think I’ve seen any of her movies. She is not related to singer/songwriter James Blunt, however, so I guess my hopes of a James Blunt contribution to the soundtrack have just been dashed.

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