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Amy Adams Set to Play Lois Lane

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The Zack Snyder reboot of the Superman film franchise, entitled Man of Steel, has cast another key player. Three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams has been revealed to be the next Lois Lane, the love interest of Clark Kent.

According to Los Angeles Times blog Hero Complex, Adams received the news from director Zack Snyder when he called her from Paris while promoting his latest film, Sucker Punch.  The 36-year-old actress won the coveted role after many names were rumored to be competing for the gig, including House hottie Olivia Wilde.

“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “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.”

While Snyder refused to give any details about the plot or the exact role Lois Lane will play, he did say that the character is “a linchpin” to the film.  The feisty reporter was famously portrayed by Margot Kidder in the Christopher Reeves movies and Kate Bosworth in 2006’s Superman Returns.

“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today,” Snyder explains. “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].”

Amy Adams joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, along with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, who adopted Kal-El when he crashed landed to Earth.

What do you think?  Did Zack Snyder make the right choice?

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