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The final tumblers are falling into place for the upcoming 'Superman: Man of Steel' with the role of Lois Lane going to... Amy Adams? Wait, that can't be right. Hold on... *runs to double-check*... Okay, yes. Amy Adams. *shrug*
While she's not exactly the kind of pushy, hard-nosed journalist type I think we expected in the role, she is rather cute and has made a career out of playing the romantic interest in films. At the very least, she's no "hi, I'm just going to sit here and look mournful" Kate Bosworth, so we're already one step ahead of the last outing.
While it wasn't clear if Lois was even going to be in the new film (which is apparently somewhat of a precursor to his adventures in Metropolis), Warner Bros and director Zack Snyder pursued a variety of actresses for the role, but were immediately impressed with Adams after their first meeting with her.
So there you have it. We have Pa and Ma Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, respectively), Superman (Henry Cavill), and now Lois Lane (Amy Adams). Really the only thing left is to find out who "Big Blue" is going to be fighting in the film. I hear that Viggo Mortensen just dropped "Snow White and the Huntsmen" and his schedule is open...
In a recent interview, Absolute Radio caught up with Commissioner Gordon actor Gary Oldman, who tried his best to coyly comment on the film without giving too much away. The actor effused, "it's great, really great story, really great script, [Nolan]'s outdone himself". Among mentions of working with actor Tom Hardy (watch how he masterfully tries to gauge how much he should say about Hardy's character Bane), he also remarks on Nolan's trademark "top-secret" filming procedures:
You can watch the full interview here:
In other news, Variety has confirmed that actress Juno Temple (who - last we heard - was "being eyed for a role" in TDKR) has been officially locked-in to play "a street-smart Gotham girl". Filming on 'The Dark Knight Rises' begins in May, with production reportedly traveling to a variety of world locations as well as Chicago (which Nolan has previously used as the backplate for Gotham City).
An upcoming TV spot for Marvel's "Thor" has shown up on YouTube, and beyond showing more of the action scenes in the film, it also shows a bit more of Thor's trademark bravado, and even a quick shot of him flying! Take a look:
For a film that's coming out in June, 'Green Lantern' seems to have slowed their marketing machine down a notch. With only one trailer released (most tentpole films get two or three, plus a handful of TV spots), the only recent news is that there is a new picture of the "green tuna" suit on the cover of the upcoming video game, and a very "DragonBall: Evolution"-looking Abin Sur:
Source: Zap It
'How I Met Your Mother' actress Cobie Smulders - who plays second-in-command Maria Hill in the 'The Avengers' - recently did an interview where she confirms that SHIELD will be donning their trademark skin-tight suits (or at least, she will):
Until next time!