Clark Kent, meet your Lois Lane.
After weeks of guessing who would play the Man of Steel’s leading lady in the upcoming “Superman” reboot , Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, along with director Zack Snyder announced on Sunday (March 27) that Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will take on the iconic role.
Snyder, whose latest endeavor, “Sucker Punch,” opened in second place at the box office this weekend, said in a statement, “Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”
Adams, 36, whose versatile résumé includes “Enchanted,” “Talladega Nights,” “Doubt” and, most recently, “The Fighter,” which earned her an Oscar nod, will star opposite the new Superman, Henry Cavill , who is nine years her junior.
But age clearly didn’t factor into Snyder’s decision , as he told the Los Angeles Times, “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.”
Snyder, who reached out to Adams regarding the “Superman” news via phone while in Paris on Sunday, went on to explain why the Lois Lane role will be “a linchpin” for his vision for the tentatively titled “Man of Steel.”
“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,” he said, “That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
Adams and Cavill will be joined by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, who will play Clark Kent’s adoptive parents.
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