Zack Snyder's reboot of "Superman" continues its march toward a 2012 release. The last we heard, three actresses were vying for the film's lead female role, reportedly not Daily Planet ace reporter Lois Lane. Diane Kruger later denied any involvement with the film, but now there's a new rumor pointing to the possible casting of one of the locus points in present-day pop culture: Lindsay Lohan.
The actress and pop singer is said to be up for the part of a "major character" (no word on whether it is the same female lead role that was in the news last week), according to TMZ's anonymous sources.
And while this is nothing more than a rumor at this point, it's certainly a headline-grabbing rumor that ought to get the fans thinking.
The site reports that Lohan is expected to be meeting "with the 'Superman' people soon," a meeting which will presumably include Snyder and his producer wife Deborah. The unnamed source states that Lohan is "dying to show people again how talented she is."
"Superman" made headlines two weeks ago, when it was announced on a Sunday that "The Tudors" star Henry Cavill had been cast in the Man of Steel role. Reports followed days later -- another rumor -- that "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart had met with the Snyders to discuss the possibility of her stepping into the Lois Lane role. The news that Lois Lane wouldn't be the main female character came a couple days later.
Clearly there's a lot of uncertain information out there right now about the "Superman" reboot, so make sure you stay aware of the big picture as you process this Lohan news. It's hard to tell fact from fiction with all of these reports, but with production gearing up on Snyder's 2012 reboot and Cavill now cast -- yes, that's actually confirmed -- we can all expect to see more news soon enough.
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