While interviewing ‘Aquaman’ star Nicole Kidman for Variety‘s ‘Actors on Actors’, Amy Adams announced that she is out as Lois Lane in Warner Brothers’ DC Comics film franchise. This follows rampant rumors that her co-star Henry Cavill is also done with portraying Superman.
During their chat, Adams said:
“I think I’m out of the DC Universe now. I think they’re revamping that. I don’t know the details.”
It sounds like even Lois Lane is out of the loop when it comes to Warner Brothers and their DCU plans. Adams first appeared as Lois in 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’ and reprised the role in 2016’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and 2017’s ‘Justice League’. But after the latter film flopped, Warner Brothers went into crisis mode and have been scrambling to correct their course. At one point, WB planned to create a proper ‘Man of Steel’ sequel, but it looks as though that has been scrapped. Most recently, there were rumors of a 1970s-set ‘Supergirl’ movie that would not be directly connected to the existing movies.
Cavill’s departure has yet to be officially confirmed, but it has been widely reported in various outlets. The same goes for Ben Affleck who is not expected to make another appearance as Batman.
As for Adams, she has moved on to more acclaimed projects. She is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’. The show itself is nominated for Best Limited Series and her costar Patricia Clarkson is up for Best Supporting Actress. Adams has also been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the theatrical film ‘Vice’, along with her co-stars Christian Bale and Sam Rockwell, and Adam McKay who is nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay. The film is also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
As if all that weren’t enough, Adams is returning to the role that made her famous, Princess Giselle in the sequel ‘Disenchanted’.
As for Kidman, she will be seen as Queen Atlanna in ‘Aquaman’ out on December 21.
You can watch all of the Adams/Kidman exchange below:
Amy Adams: “My daughter said ‘Can you please go do a movie that I can see? Can I watch #SharpObjects?’ I’m like no, never, never” | #ActorsOnActors presented by @amazonstudios https://t.co/wlfjti6EeS pic.twitter.com/yttxnU7UPb
— Variety (@Variety) December 7, 2018