For those of you who were concerned that Lindsay Lohan was going to secure the role of Lois Lane, worry no more. After searching far and wide for the actress who would play Clark Kent’s love, Zack Snyder revealed that Amy Adams is to be Lois Lane in his new Superman movie.
“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.”
In regards to the project as a whole, Snyder was quoted as saying, “It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. 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.”
He has always been portrayed as empathetic and understanding toward others, so I’m unsure as to how Snyder is going to change this. Unless he has plans of making Superman a global superhero…that might be the case, and if so, then the concept of Superman being an American superhero is apparently lost on him. But maybe the casting of a Brit as Clark Kent is proof enough of that.
Superman has always been ahead of his time; an “alien” farm boy who is adopted by American parents, lives in the Midwest, and whose chosen colors are red, white and blue. Small town country values are instilled in him as he grows up and becomes aware of his abilities, and uses his powers to save the lives of others. His lack of sophistication in city settings has always been his appeal. So if the plan is to make Superman more appealing to others by representing him on a bigger (albeit global) setting, then this isn’t Superman at all – it’s a complete misrepresentation of everything he was meant to stand for.
Probably one of the most famous movie quotes of our time is when Superman says, “I fight for truth, justice and the American way.” Have we gone so far from where we were that being proud of America is now unacceptable? Perhaps the rest of the world might hate us for one reason or another, but whatever happened to national pride?
The more I hear about this movie, the more determined I am to not see it. If the image and idea of Superman isn’t broken, then why try to fix it? I hope that I’m wrong in my feelings about this, but as a diehard Superman fan, my initial reaction is that I cannot stand behind this film. Maybe it should be entitled, ‘Superman: The Death of an American Hero.’