Plucky (Why did I just write that?) Oscar nominee Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel which is apparently still happening despite Sucker Punch eating a giant dick, according to almost universal consensus. The LA Times reports:
“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.”
Snyder declined to discuss the precise prominence of Lois in the story or any plot details about the film but he said the role is “a linchpin” to the project and that he considers it essential that Lois — an FDR-era creation – arrives on screen in 2012 with contemporary appeal and spirit.
“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. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
I’m actually onboard with this because if there’s one thing Amy Adams does, it’s sell the shit out of every role she’s in. Whether it’s Enchanted, Night at the Museum: Whatever The Hell The Second’s One Called or her Oscar-nominated role in The Fighter. (Some people say it was the partial nudity that cinched it, my money’s on the muffin top.) In the meantime, Viggo Mortensen is looking more and more like he’ll be cast as the villain now that talks for Snow White have fallen through which means we’re probably gonna see a fight between Superman and a buck-naked General Zod ala Eastern Promises.
ZACK: Viggo, gonna really need you to put some pants on, buddy. The movie’s PG-13.
VIGGO: Everyone has a pee-pee, Zachary.
ZACK: *sigh* Well, at least your evil plan isn’t real estate like the last one. ACTION!
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