Australian site What’s Playing got wind of the shortlist of actresses lined up to play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film. Now that Henry Cavill has been cast as the Man of Steel, it probably won’t be long until we hear official word from WB about who will step into the role of the feisty female reporter, but until then, let’s check out the list of potential candidates (which includes some surprises).
Anne Hathaway was said to have been a top contender, but now that she’s been cast as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises, we can assume scheduling conflicts will take her out of the running. In the meantime, Warner Bros. has a good relationship with another franchise player in Rachel McAdams – who joined Robert Downey, Jr. recently for Sherlock Holmes and will reprise her role in that sequel – and for the record, I think she’s the best choice here.
Among the others listed:
- “Glee” star Dianna Agron, who read for the role of Gwen Stacy in the Marc Webb’s new Spider-Man reboot but was beaten out by Emma Stone.
- Jessica Biel, one of the current lead contenders, according to the report.
- Malin Akerman, who worked with Snyder on Watchmen but may be a bit too old for the part.
- Kristen Stewart, who may fall on the opposite end of the age spectrum, possibly a bit too young to convincingly pull off a relationship with the 28-year-old Cavill.
Of the names listed, who would you like to see as Lois Lane? Sound off in the comments.