Amy Adams has been confirmed as the new Lois Lane in director Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel.
The appointment of the lovely red-headed actress was the result of a diverse amount of speculation which even went so far to say that the Lois Lane role would not be in the film. However, the news would come over the weekend as Snyder was in Paris promoting the release of Sucker Punch, when he gave Adams a ring to let her know that the part was hers. She will now find herself playing opposite Henry Cavill's Clark Kent/Superman.
With a diverse film resume under her belt, the actress is coming off an acclaimed performance in The Fighter, as well as an upcoming role in the tween favorite-filled Jack Kerouac novel adaptation On The Road, and will also be playing Janis Joplin in an upcoming biopic.
What will she bring to Zack Snyder's Superman?
Snyder explains that there was, in fact, a "big, giant search" for his Lois Lane, also going so far to say that this is "obviously a really important role," noting that Adams was the "perfect fit." Yet, for this Superman project, the inclusion of the feisty Daily Planet reporter caught in an imaginary love triangle with Superman and Clark Kent, was not that obvious. Snyder has been rather mum on the project, and it was clear that the director wanted to reinvigorate the franchise. He could very easily had gone with a film where Clark Kent's hometown sweetheart Lana Lang was the love interest instead.
In the 2006 Bryan Singer-directed Superman Returns, we got a little (non-Shyamalan) "twist" with Kate Bosworth's version of Lois: She was a single mother and had found a new man. Now, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, we may have gotten our "twist": Snyder's Lois Lane could be portrayed as a "cougar."
Romancing the 27 year-old Henry Cavill (although he'll turn 28 in May,) the age difference between him and the 36 year-old Adams could very well play methodically into the dynamic of their relationship in the film. Lois always was the more experienced reporter who showed Clark Kent the ropes. This time, it may result in more of a mentor/love-interest hybrid of a relationship.
As Snyder comments:
“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. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
Superman: Man of Steel is currently set for a December 2012 release.
What do you think about the selection of Amy Adams as Lois Lane?
Source: LA Times' Hero Complex