‘Superman’ director Zack Snyder confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane in his upcoming ‘Superman’ reboot.
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder told the paper. “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.”
Adams is certainly in demand in Hollywood; she’s coming off her third Oscar nomination, for her role in “The Fighter,” opposite Mark Wahlberg, and is headlining “The Muppets” movie later in 2011. She’s also in talks to join the star-studded film adaptation of the musical “Rock of Ages,” which already features Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, among others.
Adams joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Diane Lane as Martha Kent and Kevin Costner as Pa Kent.
While he wouldn’t comment on the plot over the weekend, Snyder did imply that Lane would be important in the story:
“What’s important to us is making [Superman] 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],” Snyder said.
Posted Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 7:07am
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Warners Bros. and Legendary Pictures have officially announced that Henry Cavill has been cast as the man of steel in the new Superman movie.
Cavill, 27, is best known for his role as of Charles Brandon on the Showtime series The Tudors. His latest film—aptly titled for the budding superhero—is Immortals, slated for release this fall.
Zack Snyder, who will be directing the Super reboot, says in a statement: “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”
Also rumored to be on the consideration list for the role of Clark Kent was Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello. Superman: Man of Steel is slated for release in December 2012.
What do you think about their choice? Last week it was rumored that Joe Manganiello was going to be the new Superman, and I loved that idea! But he def has a Superman look to him. I can see it!
Posted Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 8:08am
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The man behind 300 and Watchmen has been chosen as the director of the upcoming Superman reboot!
Beating out other directors like Guillermo Del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, Darren Aronofsky, and Tony Scott, Zack Synder has been chosen for the high-profile project. No pressure there!
Not much is known about the new movie, but Christopher Nolan has read the script, and called it “incredibly exciting”. Nolan will be producing the movie. (Love him!)
According to Nolan, plans for the Superman reboot originated when he and Goyer stalled while discussing the sequel to “The Dark Knight.”
“It was the first time I had been able to conceive of how you would address Superman in a modern context,” he told Empire Magazine in June. “I thought it was a very exciting idea.”
If the report regarding Snyder proves true, it could mean drastic changes in the filmmaker’s busy calendar, which includes next year’s effects-heavy action film “Sucker Punch,” as well as the “300” spinoff “Xerxes.” With at least eight different projects in the next two years currently attached to his name, the filmmaker could need to shift some films around to make room for mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent’s iconic alter ego.
Of course, with a director attached, the next step is finding a suitable actor to play the Man of Steel. Back in June, we asked Nolan whether he was after an unknown actor to play Superman instead of a familiar face.
“I haven’t even thought about it, to be honest,” he told MTV News at the time.
I love Superman! Can’t wait to see what he comes up with!
Posted Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 4:16pm
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