Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amy Adams will play Lois Lane in Superman reboot! ... my thoughts on the reboot


So this is what perfect casting looks like?!  Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane in the Zack Snyder reboot of Superman.  This is great great news.  Adams is a three time Academy Award nominee... the woman can act!  She exemplifies beauty, smarts, independence... all of which are traits that Lois Lane must possess. 

I have to tell you, producer Christopher Nolan is working his magic.  He is getting Snyder the actors necessary to round out the cast.  His Superman is of course Henry Cavill.  Also, Clark Kent's parents will be played by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane.  Now the casting of Adams has helped us to better understand the direction and tone of the film.

Snyder is doing what Nolan did with his Batman films, putting in top notch actors to create the world around the hero.  Much like the casting of Michael Cain and Morgan Freeman in Nolan's Batman trilogy.  

I think Snyder is going far far away from Bryan Singer's Superman Returns.  This is a good thing!  That movie felt like it belonged on the cover of a romance novel and is easily one of the worst superhero films I've ever seen.  He has promised a lot more action and is completely ignoring all Superman movies the preceded this one.  This is an important point.

One of the main problems with Superman Returns was that it paid TOO MUCH homage to the Richard Donner films of the late 70's.  A new franchise can be created and we can love both franchises.  It's time to move on from the Donner years and I love that Snyder is doing so.  Casting Adams is yet another indicator of this.  Can't wait!

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