This is a brief one, but worth discussing regardless: According to Whedon.info, an anonymous "independent filmmaker" who had been angling to acquire the services of Sarah Michelle Gellar for an upcoming film recently had his hopes dashed when he received some disappointing news from Gellar’s management. To quote Mr. Anonymous Filmmaker:
"Unfortunately, yesterday we were informed that she wouldn’t be able to do it because there might be a clash with ‘Batman.’"
As with all things in life, consider the source; there’s the very real possibility that this is nothing but a bunch of unfounded hooey. On the other hand, with Maggie Gyllenhaal already on board to play Rachel Dawes, Gellar’s involvement would give the film two female leads — perhaps leading, as Cinematical has speculated, to the appearance of Bat-villain Harley Quinn.
This will need more corroboration before it’s really worth taking seriously, but anything that might keep Gellar from making another would-be horror movie is good news in our book.