‘Man of Steel’s’ Amy Adams Won’t Confirm Lois Lane Role in Sequel

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For those who haven’t been keeping track, Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel is carrying weight on its shoulders that only the Last Son of Krypton himself would be capable of bearing. Not just in terms of doing justice to Superman, but possibly legitimizing DC’s hopes for a shared movie universe come Justice League.

In a recent interview, Amy Adams refused to confirm that her incarnation of Lois Lane would be seen again; either she’s playing particularly coy, or Warner Bros. is taking things even slower than we had thought.

The average moviegoer might see the chance to portray one of DC Comics’ most iconic characters as too good to pass up – but then, Adams isn’t hurting for attention. Coming off a strong performance in P.T. Anderson’s The Master, and co-starring alongside Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve (all in the same week!) it’s safe to say that doors are continuing to open for Adams.

Moving from an ethereal ‘true believer’ to a plucky Metropolis reporter, Adams is going to have yet another opportunity to shine – even being amidst one of the most established casts in a comic book movie since Batman Begins. This variety in roles was alluded to during an interview with Digital Spy, leading to a question of whether Adams was ready to add a blockbuster franchise to her resume.

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While claiming to have gotten just as excited as fans when the first Man of Steel trailer arrived, details were far less forthcoming when it came to how large her role would be in a new origin story, and if she has already signed on for potential sequels:

“You know what, I can tell you what the script was. I haven’t seen the film, I’ve only seen what everyone else has. I have no idea how it’ll all be presented. It’s all top secret!

“I would be more than happy to jump onto a sequel but you’ve got to, what’s the saying, don’t put the cart before the horse? Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. I always take things one day at a time.”

It seems that even though the inside scoops on Man of Steel have shown serious promise, equating the new Superman reboot with Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Warner Bros. isn’t jumping the gun. Some might misconstrue that as hesitation, but it could also be the kind of patience that we’d hope the studio would exhibit after the marketing press for Green Lantern (we all know how that one ended up); the same kind of patience that would help Justice League live up to its potential.

When you’ve got the kind of talent on hand as Zack Snyder, it’s also not guaranteed that they’ll all be eager to sign extensive contracts. More than any other superhero movie currently in production, Man of Steel holds the most award-winning cast, adding even more pressure to do their work justice. Particularly when your Lois Lane is one of the most respected young actresses in the industry.

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It’s nothing new for the actress playing Lois Lane to be more well-known than the man in tights, but with three Academy Award nominations under Amy Adams’ belt, comic book fans should be in for a treat. Henry Cavill is experienced in his own right, but there’s no denying that the pressures of playing Superman will have a larger impact on Cavill than the rest of his colleagues.

With so much at stake, we can’t help but think Warner Bros. and DC are wise to not get in over their head. What’s your opinion? Think Adams is just keeping a level head, or is the studio truly unwilling to plan long term for the franchise just yet?

Man of Steel will be in theaters on June 14, 2013.


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Source: Digital Spy

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  1. The next sequel Natalie Portman shall be casted to play Lois Lane (It makes more sense)

    • Totally, your reason makes so much sense.

      • I will boycott if they do that. God I think I might vomit

      • Heh-heh…

    • i agree…

  2. So if this does well and not piss of fans, they should do a 360 and have lois and jimmy get killed within 5 minutes of the sequal have a very pissed superman movie hell bent on venengce and have several dc charcters at the end of the credits identifying starr as the unnamed villian of the sequal.

  3. My guess is she knows (maybe hasn’t signed anything) but can’t tell because it could spoil the climax at the end if Lois Lane is about to meet her doom.

      • I cant think of another super hero film where the female has died.

        • Yeah it was a dark knight thing.

  4. lol this is not even news, when was the last time you see an actor/actress from the Nolan franchise talk openly about sequels?

  5. When I get to see “The Man of Steel” coming out in theatres next summer. It will not affect anything when the next Man of Steel sequel comes out. Before Amy was casted to play Lois Lane, we need some casting roles who played Lois Lane before her, and get the actress to be casted.

    I did read Zack Snyder’s casting choices were Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene.

  6. I’m sure she’s just keeping a level head, not wanting to worry about sequels when Man Of Steel isn’t even out yet.

  7. I will not worry about it just watch it and til everything happens.

  8. When an actor or actress says, “I can’t wait until the sequel, BUT…” It just about always means I’m not doing a sequel. I wouldn’t be surprised looking back on her previous movies. I’ve like all of Zack Snyder’s movies, but he is definitely style over substance.

    • That’s why they got him – for his style. They had other writers and the Nolan brothers to oversee it for the substance.

  9. It wouldn’t make sense for her to openly say that she’ll be in sequels.

  10. “…… amidst one of the most established casts in a comic book movie…. ?”


    Only Amy Adams is a big draw. She’s a great actress with 10 times more star power than the rest of the cast. I hope they give her something more to do than just be the rescue McGuffin.

    The fact that she isn’t jumping at the chance to sign on for the sequel is telling.

    • To be fair, I’d say Russel Crowe is a draw as is Michael Shannon for the HBO fans.

      Adams is the biggest draw for women but luckily she is one of those actresses that stays out of the tabloids so people don’t get sick of her. She shows up to do her job and doesn’t bother with the tabloid stuff.

      • I forgot about Russell Crowe…… he’s a big name star.

        • Don’t forget Kevin Costner!

          He used to be a big name star. And may be again.

  11. if she does not confirm,then she is in of course :)

  12. I like her, she’s plucky, like margot kidder was.

    • I could never stand Margot Kidder.

  13. SUPERMAN!!!!!!! The trailers have been awesome so far. However, if they end up making a sequel…(I’m hoping they will), won’t Amy Adams be too old to be playing Lois Lane. I mean she’s 38 yrs old now, but 3 or 4 years later she’ll be 42 yrs old. I don’t know, just wanted to point that out.

  14. MAN OF STEEL will make Over $1 BiLLiON Dollars Worldwide, Henry Cavill is a Good Actor & Multi-Oscar-Nominated: Amy Adams is Beautiful Plus
    Multi-Oscar-Nominated: C-NOLAN is The Writer & Producer, The
    New Suit Looks Great & Better than The Old Light Blue Suit
    that Looked Like a SMURF & with The OutSide UnderWear that was NOT Good, MAN OF STEEL will be in Theaters 2D, 3D,IMAX 3D, i’m Going To See it in 3D….

  15. She must be on the next movie, and the next after that! Hahaha. I love her!! I really love this Lois Lane. Amy Adams is amazing!!!

  16. I’m afraid they might kill her just like they did to Batman’s leading lady. I will be very disappointed.

  17. I was expecting Man of Steel to bounce back this weekend but I was wrong. I think the reason for that is there is no love connection between Amy and Henry during interviews. That does not appeal to women who are hopeless romantics. So there is that disconnect from Movie to real life. I know that would be hard because Amy is committed.