Let’s not sugarcoat it: Amy Adams is way too good of an actress to be stuck playing Superman’s girlfriend. Granted, Man of Steel at least tried to give her Lois Lane the beginning of a character arc by making her an intrepid, no-nonsense reporter who swears at dudes, because I guarantee that’s Zack Snyder’s entire idea of how feminism works.
“See how she says, ‘Hey, are you guys measuring dicks?!’ That’s a strong female character who’s definitely not going to spend the rest of the movie kissing Superman and barely anything else. — *flips through script* — Well, shit.”
But by the time Batman V Superman arrived in a hearse like the goddamn funeral that it was, Adams’ role had fully devolved to sitting around pining for Superman to bone her in a tub and/or mope about his day. The only thing that could make her character worse was being a damsel in distress, so naturally, she was captured by Lex Luthor.
As for Justice League, Adams’ entire contribution to the film involved dreaming about being engaged to Superman — I shit you not. — and then making out with him so he won’t murder the entire world. So, yeah, a huge waste of probably one of the greatest actresses working today. And while this is the part where I should cite Adams’ lengthy list of award nominations, I’m gonna go ahead and ask, has your ass seen Enchanted? Because there’s only person who could’ve sold the shit out of that movie, and that person is Amy Adams.
Which brings us to this weekend where Adams sat down with Nicole Kidman for an episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors. During the interview, Adams touches on Kidman’s upcoming role in Aquaman by welcoming her to the DC Extended Universe even though this isn’t Kidman’s first rodeo. She played Dr. Chase Meridian in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, a movie I saw no less than four times in the theater and owned on VHS because it had f**king Robin it. My teen years were DOPE.
Anyway, after welcoming Kidman to the DCEU, here’s where Adams dropped a bomb:
“I think I’m out of the DC Universe now. I think they’re revamping that. I don’t know.”
Here’s the key takeaway: Amy Adams, who is an extremely busy actress, has no plans to play Lois Lane in the near feature, and that’s something you usually need to lock down sooner rather than later. Which more than likely confirms that Henry Cavill is done as Superman and Man of Steel 2 is not happening.
As for the revamping business, well, we’re seeing that play out with Aquaman as early reviews are favorably comparing its bright colors and full embracing of its source material to Marvel Phase One. And I still can’t get over how well this Shazam trailer works:
Meanwhile, it’s pretty much the worst secret in Hollywood that Ben Affleck is done jamming his butt-chin into Batman’s cowl as DC wisely shifts its focus toward Batgirl and Harley Quinn for a welcomed break. When your follow-up to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is a goddamn Murder Batman who wants to stab Superman in the face, that’s a sign you need to do a little more workshopping before trying to go toe-to-toe with Marvel who just dropped a 10-years-in-the-making, galaxy-spanning epic battle starring no fewer than 50 billion characters that audiences gleefully spend their hard-earned money to watch three times a year.
In short, the DC Snyderverse is bleak garbage and it needed to die.
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