So that’s a big piece of the puzzle snapped into place. The LA Times’ Hero Complex is reporting that Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero epic, Superman: Man Of Steel. Casting-wise, it’s phenomenal news. Adams is a Pajiba favorite, of course, and she’s a stellar actress. Most recently seen by many in David O. Russell’s The Fighter, she’s proven to be capable as well as more than ready for the big time.
Her role in The Fighter makes this especially promising. Lois Lane is a strong character in the Superman universe — more than a plucky, dogged journalist, she’s a tough-minded woman who has had to fight her way out of some pretty hairy situations over the years. While Bryan Singer had his heart in the right place with her character in Superman Returns, Kate Bosworth never really sold audiences on the part — think of this as Adams being the Maggie Gyllenhall to Bosworth’s Katie Holmes, if that makes sense.
Which of course ties into the other parallel, created by the fact that Batman director Chris Nolan is overseeing the Superman project. It’s got a solid cast — Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as ma and pa Kent. That’s a hell of a core group. Of course the catch is and always will be Snyder. He’s yet to prove himself capable of more than eye-candy, directing a series of spectacular films that are ultimately lacking in soul. A lot of his future will hinge on Superman, and though he’s saying the right things and casting the right people, he’s managed to drag down films with solid casts before. Truthfully, I wish him nothing but the best, because I want a great Superman film. Time will tell, however.
Seriously, Zack. Don’t fuck it up.