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With Katie Holmes out, The Dark Knight casting rumors are flapping around at a torrid pace. I’m afraid we’re going to have to be responsible for starting this particular one.
Obviously Chris Nolan is actively looking for someone to take over Katie Holmes’ Rachel Dawes character in the new Batman film. Earlier this week rumor had it that they were considering Rachel McAdams for the part, but according to one of our regular scoopers, they may end up going with Devil Wears Prada star Emily Blunt. Word is that the folks behind the Batman Begins sequel are impressed with her, and may bring Blunt in to read for the role.
Our same anonymous source insists that Katie didn’t leave the project, but was dropped. Anything you’ve heard otherwise is just PR spin to save face. Of course, anyone with half a brain could have figured that out. You don’t intentionally ditch a recurring role in Batman to star in a crappy romantic comedy with Queen Latifah. Nobody, not even Katie Holmes, is that stupid.
I like the idea of Emily Blunt as Rachel Dawes a lot better than Rachel McAdams. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer McAdams as an actress, but somehow she just doesn’t seem like she belongs in the smudged brown world of the caped crusader.
For now though, just pencil this in as a wild rumor. My source is one that’s been right before, yet even if this is true it only means that Emily Blunt is being considered for the part of Rachel Dawes. It doesn’t mean she has it. Sit back and wait for Nolan to make up his mind.