The search for Lois Lane is over. Zack Snyder has cast three-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams in the iconic role opposite Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman. More after the jump.
Snyder called Adams from Paris to give her the good news, where he was promoting his most recent film Sucker Punch. After discussions of Diane Kruger, Rachel McAdams, Kristen Stewart, Alice Eve, and more joining the movie, 36-year-old Adams was the clear standout in Snyder’s mind.
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “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 find this bit of casting particularly interesting, since early reports pegged Lois Lane as not even being in this movie at all. Snyder refused to give any detail on how prominent the role will be in the movie other than saying she’s “a linchpin” for the movie.
Amy Adams is coming off an Academy Award nomination for The Fighter; she’s a great actress and totally capable of pulling off Lois’ trademark sass. This is excellent casting, and bringing yet another heavy hitter into the mix is sure to be a good thing. Kevin Costner was recently confirmed in the role of Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane has signed on as Martha Kent. Discussions are in place now for an unknown villain, with Michael Shannon’s name being tossed around by Warner Bros. and Edgar Ramirez (Carlos, The Bourne Ultimatum) in talks as well.
What do you think of Amy Adams as Lois Lane?