Zack Snyder called Amy Adams from his Paris hotel room on Sunday to let her know that she will be playing Superman’s bird in his new reboot of the DC Comics hero.
The director – who was on the continent to promote Sucker Punch – then called the LA Times to explain his decision to pair the American actress with Henry Cavill, who was confirmed as Clark Kent last month.
“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.”
Snyder was guarded as to how much time Adams will be spending on-screen but it seems that Lois’s relationship with Superman will be much more than just an after-thought in the new movie.
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today,” explained Snyder. “What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him in tone and substance.”
Snyder’s take on Superman starts shooting in August for a planned December 2012 release. Along with Cavill, he also has Diane Lane and Kevin Costner aboard to play Martha and Jonathan Kent, however the role of the all-important villain is as of yet unconfirmed. Mark Strong anyone?