Skip to comments.'Superman' Reboot Taps Amy Adams To Play Lois Lane
Posted on 03/27/2011 9:30:10 PM PDT by iowamark
Clark Kent, meet your Lois Lane.
After weeks of guessing who would play the Man of Steel's leading lady in the upcoming "Superman" reboot, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, along with director Zack Snyder announced on Sunday (March 27) that Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will take on the iconic role.
Snyder, whose latest endeavor, "Sucker Punch," opened in second place at the box office this weekend, said in a statement, "Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful."
Adams, 36, whose versatile résumé includes "Enchanted," "Talladega Nights," "Doubt" and, most recently, "The Fighter," which earned her an Oscar nod, will star opposite the new Superman, Henry Cavill, who is nine years her junior.
But age clearly didn't factor into Snyder's decision, as he told the Los Angeles Times, "There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it."
Snyder, who reached out to Adams regarding the "Superman" news via phone while in Paris on Sunday, went on to explain why the Lois Lane role will be "a linchpin" for his vision for the tentatively titled "Man of Steel."
"It goes back to what I've said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What's important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today's audience so that we understand the decisions he makes," he said, "That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance]."
Adams and Cavill will be joined by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, who will play Clark Kent's adoptive parents.
Amy is a classy dame! She can handle old Clark!
Gingers have no souls. Pure evil in those green devil eyes
OTOH she would make a good Lana Lang.
So are they going to butcher Superman again? Let me guess: Not “Truth, Justice, and the American Way,” but “Social Justice and the United Nations Way”?
Sorry, after the last POS “superman returns,” I’m not holding my breath...
Her eyes are green? What? Huh?
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes,”
Maybe they should have cast a male in the role of Louis Lane...to make him relevant and real to San Francisco.
See? She has bedeviled you with impure thoughts.
It sounds like to me that they might be going back to the original interpretation of Lois.
She was brassy and bold, but still quite feminine.
“See? She has bedeviled you with impure thoughts.”
Thoughts? Huh? Wha....
He wouldn’t know how to hit it...perhaps it should read, “I’d discuss it!”
“Her eyes are green? What? Huh?”
She has eyes? Huh? What? Sorry, I hadn’t looked up that high yet..
Actually, I believe he hits for the other team.
Agree with you. I haven’t disliked anything she’s been in yet. She was really cute in “Enchanted” (yes I watched it with my nephew), it was actually pretty good, for that kind of movie.
She would make a good anything.
I’d hit it like Kal-El.
Amy Adams is positively hot. All-American clean girl looks. Nice. No known vices or liberal affectations. Played a candy-striper in a movie.
She’s just great!
(Who cares about the damned movie; I want pics!)
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