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Amy Adams Lands Superman's Lois Lane

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We have a Man of Steel in Henry Cavill. And just this weekend, one actress found out that she's going to play the most important woman in his life as Amy Adams got the nod for the role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s Superman.

The LA Times’ Geoff Boucher report that Snyder called Adams to let her know the news from Paris on Sunday, where he’s out on the Sucker Punch promotional tour.

And he then got on the phone to the paper to talk up his decision: “There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder says. “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.”

With the usual evasiveness, Snyder refused to fill in any details of how much Lane will actually appear in the film. But you’ve got to figure that they wouldn’t hire someone of Adams’ calibre for a glorified cameo. According to the director, she forms an important part of his vision for Supes. “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.” Let’s hope she’s not in the same universe as the Sucker Punch girls, or she’ll spend the movie in a halter-top and miniskirt…

Still, Adams is a solid choice as Lois, and she’s coming off a killer year that has seen her scoop an Oscar nomination for The Fighter and work with both Control’s Sam Riley and Kermit the Frog.

Snyder’s take on Superman starts shooting in August for a planned December 2012 release. Along with Cavill, he also has Diane Lane and Kevin Costner aboard to play Martha and Jonathan Kent. Now we need to know whom he’ll pick to play the villain…

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