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Amy Adams Lands Superman's Lois Lane
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28 March 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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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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RE: Mmm!!!
Hopefully she'll dye her hair otherwise you might as well as just made her Lana Lang. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:46 on 01 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Mmm!!!
One thing I hope there is a little bit more chemistry and passion to the character this time around and she is at least likable. More

Posted by sanchia at 20:02 on 29 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Mmm!!!
Cavill could easily pass for someone in their early 30s as could she. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:55 on 29 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Mmm!!!
Well this was quite a surprise to me. I have to say I think this was a very shrewd move by Zack Snyder. I love Amy Adams, I'm always 'enchanted' by her and she always lights up the screen for me. I was surprised since at this point, we don't know whether she'll keep her beautiful red hair for the role or not. It doesn't matter either way but my guess is Lois Lane will be a redhead. I think he's tinkering with certain elements of the Superman mythos without trampling over it all. At least it kee More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 15:15 on 29 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Mmm!!!
L: musht It doesn't really matter to me personally but how do people feel bout her being a red head, are we all assuming she's going to dye . . . As I've said I don't really mind and don't follow the comics so possibly her hair colour isn't consistent but I remember the uproar over a blonde Bond sp; I'm with you musht, I've nothing against a bit of ginge on screen. The fan boys won't like it though, given the resemblance to that other famous superhero ginge bird, Mary Jane fr More

Posted by Gillhead at 15:09 on 29 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Mmm!!!
It doesn't really matter to me personally but how do people feel bout her being a red head, are we all assuming she's going to dye . . . As I've said I don't really mind and don't follow the comics so possibly her hair colour isn't consistent but I remember the uproar over a blonde Bond More

Posted by musht at 00:31 on 29 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: amy adams
s though, why shouldn't Lois be the older party in a romantic relationship ? By the time Clark joins the Planet she's already a seasoned, experienced hack. It actually makes sense for her to have a few years on him. Besides if the age gap was the same but with Cavill being older no one would care. Why should it be an issue herebsp; Exactly!   It makes perfect sense that she is older than Clark Kent, she is a known and respected reporter even before Clark turns up. More

Posted by Mr Terrific at 19:12 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: amy adams
L: Marwood L: JIm R L: michaelblade too old for the part. what I was thinking in relation to Cavill, I know 36 ain't that old (it's my age !) but relatively spealking if we are talking 'Superman Begins' here by filling the gap of Smallville to Metropolis then in comparitive to Clark she's going to be not 'age appropiate'. She's going to have to play around 10-12 years younger than she is. Not a stretch but credibility could be found wanting here. t="trebuchet ms"] ctress More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 19:03 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Clark getting his cougar on
L: croninja The wonders of modern CGI should be able to iron out any of Amy Adam's wrinkles to distract us from her dangerous proximity to the dreaded menopause. sp; I want wrinkles, I want seasoned and yes, I want MILF. Remember she is supposed to be an established reporter when Clark is the new kid on the block at the Planet. Clark (Kal El) also has a couple of skin care advantages, in the form of regenerating Kryptonian DNA. More

Posted by Gillhead at 16:16 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Man of Steel
L: Fuzzbap L: Bill Clay Speaking of super hero movies, is it just me or does Thor and Cap. America look awful? I'm with you on both, Bill. But let's reserve judgement, eh? As for Amy Adams as Lois Lane...on the face of it a terrific choice. I really loved Superman Returns but Bosworth was the weak link for me. And if I look half as youthful as Ms Adams does when I hit 36 I'll be chuffed to bits. sp; I agree 100% with you both and fingers crossed we get Vigo for Zod! More

Posted by Gillhead at 16:10 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

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we'll be getting villian news as well within the week More

Posted by JIm R at 12:46 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Man of Steel
L: Bill Clay Speaking of super hero movies, is it just me or does Thor and Cap. America look awful? sp; I'm with you on both, Bill. But let's reserve judgement, eh?   As for Amy Adams as Lois Lane...on the face of it a terrific choice. I really loved Superman Returns but Bosworth was the weak link for me. And if I look half as youthful as Ms Adams does when I hit 36 I'll be chuffed to bits. More

Posted by Fuzzbap at 12:13 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: amy adams
Great choice. As for the age thing, I don't think it's too much of a problem. Margot Kidder looked about 40yrs old when she was 20. Hehe More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 10:17 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: amy adams
L: JIm R L: michaelblade too old for the part. what I was thinking in relation to Cavill, I know 36 ain't that old (it's my age !) but relatively spealking if we are talking 'Superman Begins' here by filling the gap of Smallville to Metropolis then in comparitive to Clark she's going to be not 'age appropiate'. She's going to have to play around 10-12 years younger than she is. Not a stretch but credibility could be found wanting here. t="trebuchet ms"]nt="trebuchet ms"]Great a More

Posted by Marwood at 08:57 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: amy adams
L: michaelblade too old for the part. sp; what I was thinking in relation to Cavill, I know 36 ain't that old (it's my age !) but relatively spealking if we are talking 'Superman Begins' here by filling the gap of Smallville to Metropolis then in comparitive to Clark she's going to be not 'age appropiate'. She's going to have to play around 10-12 years younger than she is. Not a stretch but credibility could be found wanting here. t="trebuchet ms"] ctress that could play the part wel More

Posted by JIm R at 08:51 on 28 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Amy Adams as Lois Lane
An interestting choice and not at all obvious. Adams is a great actress who can do both  tough and silly very well. I'm sure she'll be able to do sass as well.  More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 23:21 on 27 March 2011 | Report This Post

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