Amy Adams Talks New Lois Lane In Man of Steel


Granted Man of Steel doesn’t come out for almost a full year, but there have been few if any details about the film. There were the two teasers that played before The Dark Knight Rises, although it was technically just one teaser with two different voice over. We know the cast. Henry Cavill is Superman/Clark Kent and Amy Adams is Lois Lane. Speaking in two different interview, Adams revealed a little about her interpretation of Lois. We’re going to see something very different it seems.

Talking with Yahoo! Movies, Adams stated she is done filming Man of Steel. When asked about playing Lois she had this to say:

Absolutely. It was fun. It was intimidating because it was played before by Margot Kidder, whom I love. One of my favorite movies growing up was “Superman” — and “Superman 2.” I was kind of a nerd; I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It’s hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you’re always stepping into a role that’s been done before, so you’re always excited about it.

Though she may be a fan of Margo Kidder, she won’t be taking any notes from her. According to the USA Today, her Lois will be something completely fresh:

This was a new idea, down to the hair color. I knew people would want to talk about my hair color. It was going to be a thing. (Director) Zack (Snyder) told me he didn’t hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It’s a whole reimagining.

It’s a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn’t trying to emulate any sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character.

Though Adams isn’t going to be similar to Kidder’s Lane, she does hope she can have the same effect on young women when they see the movie:

I grew up really loving(her). I wasn’t trying to be her but I hope I do enough of a good job to have the same effect on young girls as Lois Lane had on me. I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamourized, really — she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn’t a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age.

So Adams’ Lois will have a different hair color from tradition portrayals. That may make some fans upset that Snyder isn’t staying completely traditional, but if they can accept the DC 52 Superman suit in the film then they can surely accept a different looking Lois. What do you think Super fans? Are you buying into Amy Adams as Lois Lane from her comments? Are you ready for the Man of Steel to show us a little more?

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