Olivia Wilde Testing for the Role of Lois Lane in Man of Steel

Could 'TRON:Legacy' star Olivia Wilde be auditioning to play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's 'Superman' reboot - and who might she be competing with?

This past weekend, Warner Bros. made a huge splash with its announcement that Tudors actor Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel.

But what is a man (or a Superman) without a strong woman behind him?

Tonight, the scoop artists at Latino Review exclusively reported that TRON: Legacy star Olivia Wilde is in talks with Warner Bros. to play Lois Lane in the Superman reboot.

The confirmation comes from an inside source who is working on the upcoming Olivia Wilde film Kin, which co-stars Eric Bana. According to LR's source, the dates of that film may potentially be pushed back depending on whether or not Wilde gets the part in Superman.

In addition to confirming that Olivia Wilde is in contention for the role, Latino Review is also reporting that Rachel McAdams is also up for the part. Earlier today, the Australian site What's Playing ran a report that claimed Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Dianna Agron, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also were rumored for the role.

It should be no surprise that Olivia Wilde is in the running to play Lois Lane. The 26-year-old actress is the right age to match up with Henry Cavill, and she's one of the hottest stars in Hollywood. Anytime a new female part is being debated, it seems like Wilde is in the discussion.

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Likewise, Rachel McAdams could be another favorite for the role. At 32, McAdams is older than Cavill, but she doesn't look her age and she has much more of a traditional Lois Lane look. The question is, what kind of Lois Lane does Zack Snyder want to bring to the big screen?

For what it's worth, I think both Wilde and McAdams would make a good Lois Lane. With the former, you get an edgier more modern look for the character. With the latter, you get a look that better fits the traditional/serious reporter Lois Lane. Either one could be a strong casting decision.

With rumors openly floating around the web and auditions in full swing, I'm willing to bet that we'll hear lots of casting news from Superman in the coming weeks. Ironically, I'm actually more interested in hearing what the film will actually be about.

In the past, Zack Snyder has said that the movie will follow the early days of Superman, but won't be based on any specific comics. Apart from that, we know that General Zod isn't the villain in the movie, and that's about it.

We'll be on full Lois Lane alert here at Screen Rant until the part is officially cast. Check back often for the latest news on Superman: Man of Steel.

Source: Latino Review, What's Playing

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