“You wanna keep up with me, Smallville? You gotta be quick.”
Following the news casting Henry Cavill (Superman), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), and Diane Lane (Martha Kent) in his upcoming Superman reboot, director Zack Snyder revealed to the LA Times that Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane, the headstrong reporter that captures the Man of Steel’s heart.
The beautiful and talented Adams recently gained critical acclaim (and an Oscar nomination) for her portrayal of Charlene Fleming in the biopic, The Fighter. Now, Adams will join Cavill, Lane, and Costner in Snyder’s 2012 Superman: Man of Steel.
This is not Adams’ first foray into the Superman mythos, although she may wish it were. In the first season of the then-WB series Smallville, Adams had the esteemed honor of playing Jodi Melville, a self-conscious high schooler with the super ability to suck the fat out of her classmates. Yeah, it’s just as ridiculous as it sounds.
Thankfully, her talents have raised her above such speed bumps. Since then, she’s gone on to three Oscar-nominated performances in Doubt, Junebug, and The Fighter and an award-winning performance as fairy tale princess Giselle in Enchanted.
Still, she has to keep on her toes if she plans to fill Lois Lane’s Jimmy Choos. The role of Lois Lane has a rich history, and Adams will be expected to earn the title. Despite the source material, Noel Neill (Adventures of Superman), Margot Kidder (Superman), Teri Hatcher (Lois and Clark), Dana Delany (Superman: The Animated Series), Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), and, most recently, Erica Durance (Smallville) have each had to adapt the character for themselves, for the times, and for the project.
We’ll see if she’s up to the task when Superman: Man of Steel comes out December 2012.