Amy Adams Is Lois Lane, And Here’s Where You’ll See Her Before ‘Superman’

Sucker Punch” wasn’t the critical or commercial hit that Zack Snyder was likely hoping for, but he’ll have another shot at success in just over a year when “Superman: Man of Steel” arrives in December 2012.

The shape of that long-awaited superhero movie is finally coming into focus, too, as Snyder announced over the weekend that Amy Adams is playing Lois Lane. The three-time Oscar nominee joins a growing cast that includes Henry Cavill as Superman with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as his parents.

Adams is a strong choice to take on the role of Metropolis’ most tenacious reporter, but we still have a ways to go before seeing her take on one of the comic book medium’s most beloved supporting characters. After the jump, get the lowdown on the movies we’ll see her in before “Superman” takes flight.

“The Muppets”
Adams co-stars opposite Jason Segel in the cinematic revival of “The Muppets,” playing one half of a boyfriend-girlfriend duo that helps the Muppets in their attempt to preserve their old studio. The film hits theaters on November 23, 2011, just in time for Thanksgiving!

“On the Road”
Although a release date is not yet set, Adams filmed a supporting role in the long-awaited adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.” She plays Jane, the wife of Old Bull Lee, in the big-screen vision of the classic novel, starring opposite Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and more.

“Rock of Ages”
News hit the wire last week that Adams is being courted to star opposite Tom Cruise in “Rock of Ages” as a journalist who falls for Cruise’s hard-rocking Stacee Jax. The casting isn’t finalized, and there’s no telling how the “Superman” deal might affect her involvement with the musical adaptation, which arrives in theaters on June 1, 2012.

Janis Joplin Biopic
Even more up in the air is Adams’ hotly anticipated turn as iconic rock star Janis Joplin in an untitled biopic. She’s been attached to the project since last summer, though the film has yet to enter production. Given her upcoming commitments, we wouldn’t be surprised if this role fell by the wayside.

“The Fighter 2″
There’s also the possibility that Adams could reprise her Oscar-nominated role of Charlene in a sequel to “The Fighter.” Both Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell are on board for the tentative “Fighter” follow-up, so if it goes into production, we’d be shocked if Adams didn’t sign up as well.

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