Batman fans grumbled when Katie Holmes (we refuse to call her “Kate”) landed the coveted role of Rachel Dawes in the Batman franchise reboot, Batman Begins, fearing her adolescent presence in a leading lady role would ruin the film. Those fears quickly passed when her role was revealed to be minor in the plot’s grand scheme, lost amongst her primarily male cast mates’ performances.
Batman Begins marks a sort of turning point for Katie, the moment she went from being conceived as the Dawson’s Creek “girl next door” to the uber-shiek “Mrs. Tom Cruise.” Tom and Hollywood’s influence have literally reshaped Katie into a starlet wannabe more likely to be seen chumming with Posh Spice than James Van Der Beek.
Katie has fallen off Hollywood’s radar since Batman Begins in 2005, co-starring in only Mad Money and Thank You for Smoking over a three-plus year period. With one child, rumors of desire for more and the rumored controlling nature of hubby Tom, Batman Begins may be the end of her short albeit successful career.
Batman Begins is the third appearance for Katie on high-def home video. She also appeared on the HD DVD version of Batman Begins as well as the February 2007 Fox release of Phone Booth on Blu-ray Disc.
Katie’s Rise and Shine nod this week nudged out Charlize Theron in Sleepwalking on Blu-ray as this could very well be Katie’s last shot at Rise and Shine. She turned down the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight presumably because Tom told her to.
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