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Amy Adams Is The New Lois Lane In Superman: Man Of Steel

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Posted March 28, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Amy Adams Is The New Lois Lane In Superman: Man Of Steel

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

Tags: Comics, Movies

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  • Grimnal

    My first instinct was she's too cutesy, but if she goes brunette, her look might work. I just think her voice needs to have the hardnosed reporter side to it. If it's a typical Amy Adams approach to the character, she'll be too weak to be Lois.
    If she can capture the harder side Lois, then it might be a better fit than at first glance.

    Posted: March 28, 2011 2:58 PM
  • Grimnal

    My first insctinct was Amy Adams is too cutesy to be Lois Lane. If she can bring an edge to her voice, her look if she goes brunette might actually work. I just worry that she's too much like her princess character in Enchanted and personally I don't need talking animals in my superhero movies (j/k).
    If she can play strong and overcome the weakness she tends to bring to most of her characters, Amy could be ok. Lois can have a tender side, but she needs to be the hardnosed reporter too and that's where Amy could let us down.

    Posted: March 28, 2011 2:54 PM
  • Grimnal

    My first insctinct was Amy Adams is too cutesy to be Lois Lane. If she can bring an edge to her voice, her look if she goes brunette might actually work. I just worry that she's too much like her princess character in Enchanted and personally I don't need talking animals in my superhero movies (j/k).
    If she can play strong and overcome the weakness she tends to bring to most of her characters, Amy could be ok. Lois can have a tender side, but she needs to be the hardnosed reporter too and that's where Amy could let us down.

    Posted: March 28, 2011 2:54 PM
  • huntergatherhunter

    a ginger as lois, eeeh not such a good idea, hope they have hair dye

    Posted: March 28, 2011 11:15 AM
  • recedappearing

    i'm pleasantly surprised at this development... i actually like it. costner, lane, adams... its a good start to a film that needs a big push to get folks back into superman again.

    Posted: March 28, 2011 11:14 AM
    recedappearing
  • pepamintpatti

    I still think that Terry Hatcher was the best Lois ever....

    Posted: March 28, 2011 11:10 AM
  • RealMrDowntown

    Im sorry, but Amy Adams is too young and hot to be labeled a cougar.

    Posted: March 28, 2011 10:52 AM
    RealMrDowntown
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