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Amy Adams brings experience, and a modern spin, to Lois Lane in 'Superman: Man of Steel'

March 27, 2011 |  8:18 pm

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My colleague Geoff Boucher broke the news earlier today that Amy Adams will play Lois Lane in "Superman: Man of Steel," Zack Snyder's reboot of the superhero franchise.

Among other things, the news represents a departure from some of the other superhero roles of late, which have tended to go to lesser-knowns. (Superman himself will of course be played by Henry Cavill, a relative newcomer to the big screen.)

The Adams casting also comes at a time when the actress has been headed to a more dramatic place.

After a career of largely sweet and sunny roles ("Junebug," "Enchanted," "Leap Year" and "Julie & Julia"; "Doubt" remains the major exception), Adams showed more dramatic chops as a tough-as-nails Lowell, Mass., bartender in "The Fighter," which garnered her her third Oscar nomination. Incidentally, Adams is more experienced at this point in her career than Margot Kidder, who when she was cast as Lois in the 1978 "Superman" in her late 20s had mostly genre movies under her belt.

Kidder, like the original Golden Age comics character, brought a more thick-skinned approach to Lois — in Adams terms, it was more Charlene Fleming than Giselle.

Which way Adams tilts the Superman character remains to be seen. Snyder does tell Boucher that, for all the attention to the original source material, he wants Lois, like Superman, to have a modern appeal, "relevant and real and ... empathetic to today’s audience."

— Steven Zeitchik

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Photo: Amy Adams in "The Fighter." Credit: Paramount Pictures.


 
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The cast so far is fantastic but the question is how good will the script be?

I love her!

I am excited about this because I love her acting and personality in every movie I've seen her in. I'm sure she will do a terrific job.

She is a decade too old for Cavill and seriously looks nothing like Lois. Very poor pick. McAdams was robbed!

36 is too old to play Lois Lane.

Tony

The other posters were right by the way.

She is too old considering Henry Cavill's age, and she looks nothing like Lois Lane.

Two strikes.

Not as bad a pick as Kate Bosworth, but close.

Tony

I think she can do!! she is a very impressive actress...I prefer quality acting over fluff. Congrats...Amy!! I am in your corner.


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