Superman Movie Finds its Lois Lane, Could Soon Have its Villain

Superman Movie Finds its Lois Lane, Could Soon Have its Villain

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The new Superman casting has debunked one rumor about the movie, but there's plenty more waiting in the wings.

Zack Snyder's Superman movie has found its Lois Lane, despite rumors from early last month which suggested that she wouldn't be appearing in the film at all. What's more, the chances that Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen - who is apparently Snyder's first pick for the evil General Zod - will appear in the movie, are looking up.

Enchanted star Amy Adams will star alongside Henry Cavill as Superman's main squeeze, Lois Lane. In a statement, Snyder called Adams one of the most versatile film actors in Hollywood today, and said that she had all the qualities to play the smart, funny, and ambitious Daily Planet reporter. Adams has also appeared in movies like The Fighter and Doubt, and episodes of TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Office, and rather appropriately, Smallville.

Mortensen, on the other hand, isn't officially attached to the movie - he's not even in talks yet - but one of the main obstacles that would have stood in his way if he was interested has now been removed. Mortensen was in talks for Universal's upcoming Snow White movie, but these talks apparently fell apart after the actor wanted more money than the studio was willing to pay. Had Mortensen appeared in the movie, it would have made it difficult for him to appear in Superman, but now that he's walked away, he's free to be a maniacal Kryptonian if he was so inclined.

Source: Heat Vision Blog

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HankMan:

I'll say! damn she is pretty! but I would say Isla fisher would be sexy in superman too!
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Hurrah for Viggo!

I want to see him in more films.

Me and the missus are sold on Amy Adams alone.

We love just about everything we've seen her in.

I like everything about this movie so far. Snyder guarantees more action and a movie that will work visually. Nolan brings credibility to the project and the promise that the script will be alright. Costner and Lane bring gravitas to their roles as Clark´s parents. Cavill is a good choice to portray Superman:not yet a superstar, but with enough acting experience to give fans confidence about his portrayal. Amy Adams is an Academy Award nominee, she has the right look and the acting chops to play Lois. It will probably end up being a lot better than Superman Returns (and i enjoyed that film).

Now all we need is a good villain. Mortensen as Zod is cool. And i can already imagine a few good fight scenes :)

Logan Westbrook:
...Viggo Mortensen - who is apparently Snyder's first pick for the evil General Zod - will appear in the movie, are looking up.

What? What? WHAT?!

If Mortensen tells me to kneel before him, I'll shall do it gladly because he's one of my favorite actors.

Hmmm, I'd have to see her in costume. Honestly I don't think she works for the character, especially seeing as she's a blonde. If they dye her hair or whatever that might help, which is of course why I think they need to show her in costume before I can make any final desicians.

For me it's a situation a lot like having Heimdall or The Kingpin played by black guys in movies, if they are going to do movies based on comic characters they should find people who look like the characters, or come close to it. Simply being pretty isn't all there is to Lois, however coloration of the hair might be changable, it all depends on whether darker hair works forher, or is going to be a really obvious and "WTF" dye job like it is for some girls. He skin tone makes me wonder about that.

As odd as this sounds I think Teri Hatcher looked the most like I'd expect the character to look back when she did "Lois and Clark" even if I didn't much care for the show itself. She's too old to play the role at the moment (and committed to the very successful "Desperate Housewives" anyway).

While making a decent amount of money, what I think is sort of holding back comic book inspired movies from their full potential is simply that I think the writers and directors want to take too many liberties for various reasons. More often than not it seems to fail. I'm not just looking at this, but also some of the desicians made with "Thor", "Daredevil", and of course the recent "Wonder Woman" costume.

To put things into perspective, given the way they wrote the role I think "Daredevil" would actually have been improved if they had picked someone like say "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to play the role, you didn't need to be a great actor, and the guy could do the choreography. Of course the perfect person for the role isn't in shape to do it, the old pro-wrestler "King Kong Bundy" pretty much WAS The Kingpin in real life, at least physically.

Simply put comics are a visual medium, and I think to do things right they need to find people who look the part first, and try and teach them to act, and this is a paticularly viable technique when working with supporting characters.

While hardly a pro-wrestling fan, I think such leagues are a gold mine of talent for these kinds of movies as the people involved have the super-heroic builds, and also do fight choreography for a living. Granted the wrasslin isn't what you'd nessicarly expect for the fight scenes, but they know and practice enough to adapt, and a decent number of them also practice real fighting techniques above and beyond what they use to perform, Brock Lesner being a good example of this, and why there are others who have talked about wanting to
come out to try and fight in the UFC or whatever. What's more, while not great actors, the kind of bombastic stuff they do for pro-wrestling actually works for a lot of the super-hero stuff. See, a criticism of a lot of it is that "this guy sounds like a comic book villain, not a tournament fighter" well guess what... when it comes to playing a comic book villain that would probably work pretty well for a lot of characters.

Or simply put, I'm on the opposite side of things from guys like Moviebob it seems (which happens with some frequency). I think the various movies created by the WWE where wrestlers act suffer from the problem of being badly constructed to begin with, and I'd imagine a lot of the issues also revolve around them remaining salable to the general audience (you don't want to freak people out about Cain too badly for example, or convince people they don't want their kids to see him perform anymore), and also worries about injuries since if someone like a John Cena gets hurt doing a movie, that means he can't wrestle, and the movie is just a sideline, not what everyone makes the majority of their money off of.

That's my thoughts at any rate.

I know a lot of people will probably freak out at me saying saying so, but I honestly think Meagan Fox looks more like Lois Lane than Amy Adams does. Amy Adams is a better actress, but then again for playing Lois Lane who is a supporting character in a movie about Superman I think she could pull it off. Her biggest disadvantage is that I think she's a little TOO young in the same way that I think Teri Hatcher is a little too old to reprise the role. Amy Adams being in her mid 30s is about right (she was born a year before me, I'm 35 so she's 36) because Lois is supposed to be a seasoned reporter who has an entire career behind her, as opposed to a newbie "sex kitten" type. The newbie cub reporter schtick has always been Jimmy Olson. Speaking of which, given the option I'd probably cast the kid who played Ron Weasly from the "Harry Potter" movies as Jimmy, he kind of looks the part and can act pretty well. Of course the way he looked in the last movie makes me think he might have a bit of a drug problem for some reason. Of course I think that of a lot of actors nowadays, even guys I really like, or example Nathan Fillion has these huge bags under his eyes in "Castle" that go beyond what I think simple aging could account for.

Jbird:

Logan Westbrook:
...Viggo Mortensen - who is apparently Snyder's first pick for the evil General Zod - will appear in the movie, are looking up.

What? What? WHAT?!

If Mortensen tells me to kneel before him, I'll shall do it gladly because he's one of my favorite actors.

I think that sounds worse than you probably meant it to be :)

I applaud this choice, fully.

Bleah, get away from General Zod.

How about Darkseid! Now, that'd be an exciting movie villian.

spwatkins:

Jbird:

Logan Westbrook:
...Viggo Mortensen - who is apparently Snyder's first pick for the evil General Zod - will appear in the movie, are looking up.

What? What? WHAT?!

If Mortensen tells me to kneel before him, I'll shall do it gladly because he's one of my favorite actors.

I think that sounds worse than you probably meant it to be :)

Well, Zod had a hard time finding someone to shine his shoes.

PopcornAvenger:
Bleah, get away from General Zod.

How about Darkseid! Now, that'd be an exciting movie villian.

While I agree with this sentiment, if Mortensen were to play Zod (or any Superman villain, even Toyman), then that would be enough to get me into the theater, despite my reservations about the movie.

I could've sworn, though, that Snyder shot down the idea of Zod appearing in the movie.

Logan Westbrook:

Mortensen, on the other hand, isn't officially attached to the movie - he's not even in talks yet - but one of the main obstacles that would have stood in his way if he was interested has now been removed. Mortensen was in talks for Universal's upcoming Snow White movie, but these talks apparently fell apart after the actor wanted more money than the studio was willing to pay. Had Mortensen appeared in the movie, it would have made it difficult for him to appear in Superman, but now that he's walked away, he's free to be a maniacal Kryptonian if he was so inclined.

I am pretty sure that I heard recently Mortensen was out and Michael Shannon (another great actor and Academy Award nominee) was going to be taking over the role.

OT: I am fine with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, I have no real connections to superman and she is a good actor.

HankMan:

HUGE PICTURE IS HUGE!

OT: Works for me, it will be funny to see Viggo in a movie I will watch. But since Amy Adams will be in this you might as well forgive Snyder for SuckerPunch.

Viggo should do this. he needs to expand his roles. he can't always be playing the grizzled man.

as for Lois. Sure y not.

Why are Zod and Luthor the only superman villains that hollywood is willing to use?

Logan Westbrook:
Mortensen was in talks for Universal's upcoming Snow White movie, but these talks apparently fell apart after the actor wanted more money than the studio was willing to pay.

Good god, another remake?

If you aren't paying attention when reading the release, you'd think they cast Viggo Mortensen as Lois Lane... I'd see that!

Therumancer:
To put things into perspective, given the way they wrote the role I think "Daredevil" would actually have been improved if they had picked someone like say "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to play the role, you didn't need to be a great actor, and the guy could do the choreography. Of course the perfect person for the role isn't in shape to do it, the old pro-wrestler "King Kong Bundy" pretty much WAS The Kingpin in real life, at least physically.

There is so much about this post I disagree with, particularly your points about Amy Adams and her ability to play Lois Lane, but this was when I really tuned out.

vansau:

Therumancer:
To put things into perspective, given the way they wrote the role I think "Daredevil" would actually have been improved if they had picked someone like say "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to play the role, you didn't need to be a great actor, and the guy could do the choreography. Of course the perfect person for the role isn't in shape to do it, the old pro-wrestler "King Kong Bundy" pretty much WAS The Kingpin in real life, at least physically.

There is so much about this post I disagree with, particularly your points about Amy Adams and her ability to play Lois Lane, but this was when I really tuned out.

I never said she couldn't act the part, I said she didn't look the part and that's important. I also said you'd have to see her in costume, but even so I don't think she'd
look right with dark hair.

I know a lot of people disagree with me about casting well established characters with actors who can convincingly look like them. But I never faulted Amy Adam's acting abillity.

As far as the guys I mentioned for "The Kingpin" I fail to see what there is to disagree with as they come close to the image of the character from the comics. Both of the guys in question are big bald white guys. What's more it's not that difficult to make someone look bigger than they are in the movies. Stallone is a pretty small guy IRL and there has been a lot of stuff over the years about the tricks they used to make him seem taller for his fight scenes and such in "Rocky". The point is you could make either of the guys I mentioned seem positively monsterous.

But hey, it's fine if we wind up having to agree to disagree. All of this comes down to opinion. Unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean, I'm mostly taking issue with you saying that I don't think Amy could act the part. My problem with her is specifically that she's a blonde and Lois Lane is not. You might not think that's important, but I do, and I myself mentioned that it might be correcible due to costuming before I said much else on the subject.

Tomo Stryker:

HankMan:

HUGE PICTURE IS HUGE!

OT: Works for me, it will be funny to see Viggo in a movie I will watch. But since Amy Adams will be in this you might as well forgive Snyder for SuckerPunch.

Personally, I'm going to wait until I see Sucker Punch before I decide whether or not I have to "forgive" Zack Snyder for it. Still, I didn't have to forgive him for Watchmen, so should be fine. There's no pre-existing fanbase to satisfy this around with that project, for starters.

I think Amy Adams will make a great Lois Lane!

Well, as much as I hate Zack Snyder, I have to say, he knows how to cast a movie. Although Henry Cavill is taking quite a chance for American audiences.

I like the fact that they cast an appropriately aged person for the role. For some reason, Kate Bosworth being a fine actress and all, the producers of Superman returns expected us to take Lois seriously when she looked like she was juts barely finishing college which was just plain out there. Casting a 36 year old in the role is just great, imho.

I am really, really excited about this film. I mean, how can you argue with the likes of Amy Adams and Viggo Mortenson, and in two roles so perfectly suited to them? I have to admit, I am still hesitant on the lead role going to Henry Cavil though. Don't get me wrong, he certainly looks the part, but I don't know. Maybe it's just me, but he seems a little young when compared to Adams and Mortenson. I also admit that I haven't seen much of his work, though I'm certainly willing to give him a chance. I will go on record however to say that I think only one man could really do the job.

Now if only it could not suck. Thank fuck its in the hands of Snyder. Cause if theres one man that can take a shit character and pimp him the fuck out its Snyder.

John Marcone:
Now if only it could not suck. Thank fuck its in the hands of Snyder. Cause if theres one man that can take a shit character and pimp him the fuck out its Snyder.

Ok I know this is going to sound a little fanboyish, but please explain how Superman is "a shit character"? I'm not trying to pick a fight here by the way. I'm just really curious as to why people say this, because it almost always has something to do with his powers or his personality.
Totally agree about Snyder pimping him though. How awesome would a scene like this be in a live-action film?!

Just fast-forwards to the 00:34 mark.

Quantum Roberts:

John Marcone:
Now if only it could not suck. Thank fuck its in the hands of Snyder. Cause if theres one man that can take a shit character and pimp him the fuck out its Snyder.

Ok I know this is going to sound a little fanboyish, but please explain how Superman is "a shit character"? I'm not trying to pick a fight here by the way. I'm just really curious as to why people say this, because it almost always has something to do with his powers or his personality.
Totally agree about Snyder pimping him though. How awesome would a scene like this be in a live-action film?!

Just fast-forwards to the 00:34 mark.

Just the same old arguments you have probably heard hundreds of times. Hes too much of a boyscout. So his personality is boring as can be. I mean with Batman we can at least hope he snaps one day and just breaks Joker over his fucking knee. And he did have that period where he was just straight up shooting dudes.
And yeah, hes vastly over powered. The only time he is ever in any sort of trouble is when its some ultimate big bad. If its not a galactic supervillian then you know, you just know, that its gonna come down to kryptonite.

I just want Superman to stop mooning over Lois like a little bitch, stop moping around, grow some testicles and just have fun with his power. Lets see him playing pool with planets or just kicking back in space flinging meteors into a black hole. Hell even take the Hancock approach and just scare the shit out of some low level thugs every now and then.

I want to see him just snap (even if they have to kill Lois to do it) and just see him pummel some poor bastard villain into nothing.

Basically yeah, too emotionless, too safe, too over powered. Nothing interesting and no major character flaws to provide emotional depth.

There's a Superman movie in the works?

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Now that I've looked into it, this looks like it could work! Awesome people involved in this, there is.

 

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