I like Aaron Eckhart quite a bit. He's one of the few actors I would actually use the word 'affable' to describe. Being one of the few who truly enjoyed him in THE CORE, I like his being involved.But
....Maggie Gyllenhaal playing Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes! That's exactly the crap I was afraid would happen. They screwed up a little the first time with Holmes as ADA Dawes(should have given it to someone with better acting chops, that's all; nothing personal) but now they're going to compound the problem by simply 'installing a new Saavik'. If they insist on keeping the character, work on it with Holmes...and with the writers. A few Batman films down the road, they'll look back across 'em and(like many other multi film series)gaze upon an jagged timeline of inconsistent casting and band-aid riddled continuity doctoring.
In my opinion, the best move would be to jettison the role altogether. Female roles(Catwoman excepted)have always been a weak link in the Batman films. They underwrite them, over-cast them and the audience usually detests them.
We've come a long way from the era when the threat of a cultural panic required an 'Aunt Harriet' character. So why labor over it now.
Sorry, a bit of a rant there. But this is one of those things about studio movie making that I absolutely, positively detest. So here's a little Gene
Simmons impression to take the edge off.