The 36-year-old star got the news on Sunday from director Zack Snyder, who phoned her from Paris, where he was promoting his just-opened film, “Sucker Punch.” There had been a crush of Hollywood interest in the lead female role in the Warner Bros. project but Snyder said that after meeting with Adams, she was the clear choice to take on a character that dates back to 1938 and has long represented the strong, professional woman who can hold her own against any man – even if he can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
“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.” Read more at the LA Times
At first, we were really surprised about this news. We were secretly hoping for Rachel McAdams. But Amy Adams is an excellent choice. She’s a great actress and has the right kind of charm to pull of a character like Lois Lane. Also, Adams seems like a great addition to the already awesome cast: Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner. Who cares that Adams is like 9 years older than Cavill!