Christopher Nolan Approves of Henry Cavill as Superman as Actresses Line Up for Lois Lane Role
Posted 02.04.11 by Ryan
Henry Cavill has yet to be the newly-cast Superman for even a week, but that hasn't stopped opinions from flowing from all corners of the web, mostly concerning the proliferation of British actors playing iconic American superheroes since Cavill's casting means that Superman will join Batman (Christian Bale) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) in that trend.
None of that bothers Superman producer Christopher Nolan, who expressed his approval of Cavill's casting during an interview at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. HitFix reports that while Nolan offered his full support, he revealed that he had little to do with the decision.
What I'm doing on [Superman] is that I hired a great director to take it on and it's more his problem than mine hopefully. I'm going to be very busy, but I'm super excited to watch Zack [Snyder]'s movie when its done and I think Henry [Cavill] is going to be amazing.
With Superman cast, the next role conceivably to be cast will be Lois Lane, the love interest of Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent. Several actresses are being rumored for the role, with Australian site What's Playing leading the charge and coughing up a variety of names including Kristen Stewart (whose reps have denied ever being approached for the role), Malin Akerman (who worked with Snyder on Watchmen), Dianna Agron (Glee), Jessica Biel and Rachel McAdams (who appeared in Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes). While all of the names seem probable enough, none are confirmed right now.
Even more actresses have been rumored. The New York Daily News Mila Kunis as a contender, but that was the same report that said Stewart had been offered the role and denied it, a story we previously mentioned was refuted. Latino Review has a more solid rumor, via a "reliable source", that reports actress Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy) has tested for the role. E! Online countered with their own source, reporting that Wilde has yet to test for the part, but is "definitely on the list of contenders."
This is likely just the beginning of Lois Lane rumors. Natalie Portman was one of the first to be rumored for the role, which the actress denied last month.