Movie Pics: Amy Adams As Lois Lane in 'Man of Steel,' Plus Her Thoughts on the Character and Movie

Movie Pics: Amy Adams As Lois Lane in 'Man of Steel,' Plus Her Thoughts on the Character and Movie

Jan 30, 2013

The first official image of Amy Adams as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel has arrived online, in black-and-white, courtesy of Desde Hollywood. The image shows us a Lois that's a mix of old-school flare (the vest, the haircut) and new-school technology (notice the iPad in her hand). 

Check out the image, then head below to read through Adams' thoughts on the character and the movie, collected from various interviews over the past 12 months.

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"I grew up really loving (her). I wasn't trying to be her but I hope I do enough of a good job to have the same effect on young girls as Lois Lane had on me. I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamourized, really -- she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn't a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age."

“What I love about (her) is that she’s successful and independent. She was smart and feminine and that’s something that I am going to teach my daughter . You don’t have to be a man to be powerful. You can be a powerful woman.”

"It was intimidating because it was played before by Margot Kidder, whom I love. One of my favorite movies growing up was Superman -- and Superman 2. I was kind of a nerd; I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It's hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you're always stepping into a role that's been done before, so you're always excited about it."

"... she is definitely a pistol still and she definitely gets herself in a lot of trouble still. But she is not as competitive, I would say, with Clark.

"Our movie has a much more modern take on Lois, but it's very respectful and reverent to Margot Kidder too. She was brilliant in the films they made. I loved that she was such a troublemaker."
"This was a new idea, down to the hair color. I knew people would want to talk about my hair color. It was going to be a thing. (Director) Zack (Snyder) told me he didn't hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It's a whole reimagining."
"It's a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn't trying to emulate any sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character."

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