3 More Actresses Considered for Superman Lead; No Lois Lane?
Posted 02.05.11 by Ryan
The rumors and speculation over the role of Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot continue, but perhaps not for much longer.
On the heels of the rumors of several actresses being lined up for the Lois Lane role — including Olivia Wilde, Malin Akerman and Rachel McAdams, to name a few — Variety reports that Warner Bros. has a different shortlist of actresses for a female lead role that isn't Lois Lane.
According to the Variety report, Warner is considering the following actresses for the undisclosed role: Alice Eve (She's Out of My League), Diane Kruger (the upcoming thriller Unknown) and Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day).
Eve has flirted with comic book movies before, previously a contender for the role of Peggy Carter in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger (the role went to Hayley Atwell instead). For a time, Eve was also thought to have landed the role of Emma Frost in Fox's X-Men: First Class, but her deal was never finalized so January Jones was cast instead.
Former Bond girl Pike, meanwhile, was rumored to have been cast as Emma Frost before Eve, and Kruger, while lacking any comic book movie credits, has action movie experience after appearing in both National Treasure movies.
As for what role the actresses would be potentially playing, anything is possible. Lois Lane has been the primary love interest for Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, since she first appeared in the 1938 issue of Action Comics #1, but the character of Lana Lang was Superman's teenage girlfriend, and could be a possible match for the secret character's identity.
Whoever wins the mysterious role will join the newly-cast Henry Cavill, who will play the coveted Man of Steel role. Zack Snyder is directing from a script by David Goyer with Christopher Nolan producing.
The report claims Warners is also searching for a villain as well, which, could be nemesis Lex Luthor, but if the reboot is going without Lois Lane, it could be going without Luthor as well. Production could start this summer with Warner Bros. tentatively scheduling a December 2012 release date.