Amy Adams cast as Lois Lane in 'Superman'
March 28th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Amy Adams cast as Lois Lane in 'Superman'

The Man of Steel has found his mate! Actress Amy Adams has been cast as Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane in the upcoming "Superman" movie.

“Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about," director Zack Snyder told the Hollywood Reporter. "So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful."

Adams joins Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as his parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent.

“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder told the L.A. Times. "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."

Lois has gone through many incarnations since her first comic book appearance in 1939, and Snyder promises that Adams' version will be a modern woman in keeping with the times.

"It goes back to what I've said about Superman and making him really understandable for today," Snyder told the Times. "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]."

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  1. Long-time Superman Fan

    Amy Adams is not the right actress to play Lois Lane. She is much too old for the part and she does not have the right look. Henry Cavill is young, dark and handsome. His love interest should be equally beautiful. Amy Adams is not. In my opinion, Margot Kidder ruined the romantic parts of the old Superman movies. I think the same is going to happen in this movie. What a shame!!!

    March 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ole Grandad

    Appears this little bytch has been using Ole Grandads goober tooth polish to keep her teeth sparkling clean...BYTCH!!

    March 29, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Heidi-Ho

    Superman its time to hang up your cape. Lois its time to put away your typewriter. How many times are they gonna retell the same old story? BORING!

    March 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      Seriously, and they're bringing back Zod too? Superman has so many better villains but they just have to rehash the 70s Superman one. Lame.

      March 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kay/Kay/Kay All The Way

    Never heard of Adams or Cavill. looks like Lane and Costner will make the movie. Probably just a sign of how the movie will go. Boooo...Well we have enough of these Marvel Comic movies already.

    March 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. derp

    She is just delicious.

    March 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Superhiro

    My Spidey sense is telling me this movie will be bad. No reasoning behind it. I just have a feeling.

    March 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. moon627

    I think she is the perfect choice ! :)

    March 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard Head

    Was she the chick in the Fighter? What a terribel movie that was, bunch of white trash rubbish.

    March 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Neil

    I like the choice, but I am also a fanboy of Amy Adams. I think she has the acting chops and looks to pull off the role. Im looking forward to this movie.

    March 28, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. Willow

    Why dont they let Sarah Palin play Lois Lane ? I bet it would be funny ! : )

    March 28, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. Head Diva In Charge

    Ok, not to be rude, but, I always thought Lois was a bit younger......

    March 28, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |

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