Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane, fellow Daily Planet journalist and romantic interest of Clark Kent, in the Superman reboot. Adams is the fourth official cast member to join the Superman reboot: Henry Cavill (The Tudors) is Clark Kent/Superman; Diane Lane and Kevin Costner will play Clark’s adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent.
In keeping with the secrecy surrounding plot details, director Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch) declined to comment on the prominence of Lois Lane or the nature of her character arc in the movie, but he did call the role “a linchpin” to the project. Read more of what Snyder had to say about signing Adams after the break.
Snyder told Hero Complex:
“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.”
I’ve been a card-carrying member of the Amy Adams Fanclub since Junebug, so I couldn’t agree more. The official bio describes Lois as “a strong and assertive woman more than capable of handling herself in dangerous situations.” Done. Just give Adams a bottle of brown hair dye and she’s good to go.
Snyder spoke a bit about how he’d like to present Clark and Lois to a modern audience:
“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].”
The reboot, which may go by the title Superman: Man of Steel, is scheduled for release in December 2012.