Security around the Vancouver shooting location for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, is certainly less than airtight – seeing how over the past couple of days, we’ve gotten our first glimpse at Russell Crowe in costume as Jor-El and a bearded Henry Cavill in plainclothes as Clark Kent/Kal-El.
Even more photos from Man of Steel‘s Canadian shoot have emerged online, offering fans a look at another major character: Supe’s lady love, Lois Lane (Amy Adams). Miss Lane’s attire is bound to be of little interest to most people – the revelation that Adams will be sticking with her recognizable ginger hair color for the film, on the other hand…
Adams – whose natural hair color is strawberry blonde – won’t be the first incarnation of Lois Lane to ever have carrot-orange locks (see: the character in John Byrne’s 1988 “The World of Metropolis” mini-series). However, she will be the first live-action version to not boast dark brown hair, unlike the handful of actresses that have previously portrayed the character – including Margot Kidder in Superman I-IV, Teri Hatcher on Lois and Clark, Erica Durance on Smallville, and Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns.
Get your first look at Amy Adams “in character” as Lois Lane in the Man of Steel set images below:
Moving past the idea of Adams’ appearance as Lois – either the red-haired look works for you or it doesn’t – the far more interesting question is: What kind of Lois Lane will be appearing in Snyder’s Man of Steel?
Lane is generally portrayed as a spirited career-driven gal and journalist whose personal drive to get a story often lands her in hot water – especially when it involves one of Superman’s deadly opponents – though she’s also very much the “heart of gold” type. Seeing how Man of Steel appears to be largely influenced by more recent Superman comics like “Superman: Birthright”, “Superman: Secret Origin”, and the recent DC Universe reboot, Adams will almost undoubtedly be playing Miss Lane as even more of a contemporary “working girl” than other actresses have.
However, given that Batman Begins scriber David S. Goyer was the primary writer responsible for Man of Steel – and that Christopher Nolan had some hand in laying the foundation for the style and structure of the film - is it possible that Adam’s Lois could end up being a bit more of a nurturing and maternal love interest for Cavill’s Clark Kent… kind of like Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins?
To clarify: This is all just pure speculation (and us stirring the pot, of course) about how Man of Steel appears to be taking the same trajectory as Batman Begins – as evidenced by the decorated cast, modernized tone, and “origin story” plotline. Still, one might wonder just how similar these two movies will ultimately end up being – and whether those shared/different traits will be seen as a good or bad thing.
We’ll see how it all pans out when Man of Steel flies into U.S. theaters on June 14th, 2013.
Source: The Daily Mail