The search for a new Lois Lane is over. Director Zack Snyder announced in an interview with the L.A. Times over the weekend that the role in his upcoming Superman reboot will go to three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams. She last appeared in David O. Russell’s The Fighter, where her performance drew rave reviews and cemented her ability to play strong female characters. Snyder had this to say about the decision:
“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… 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].”
Adams is 36 years old, and it’s nice to see that they didn’t just go for some hot young model type. I think we can all agree that she will be a major improvement over Kate Bosworth, but can she eclipse Margot Kidder’s iconic ’80s performance as Lois? What do you think, is Amy Adams right for this role?