According to reports from the L.A. Times, Oscar nominated actress/certifiable beauty Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane opposite Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film. This is such a step up from Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns that it almost defies the ability to write a coherant blog post about it. The fact of the matter is that no matter what you think of Snyder as a director, and the internet has been a veritable mosh pit of differing opinions following the opening of Sucker Punch, the pedigree of the cast is nothing less than stellar with Cavill, whose work in The Tudors is quite good, and previously reported Kevin Costner as Pa Kent and now Amy Adams on board as well. If by some miracle we get Viggo Mortenson on board as well, which has been speculated with rampant fury as of late, we may see the most well assembled Superman production of our time.
Just about every Superman iteration thus far has had something that worked well for it. Christopher Reeve was superb as the Man of Steel. In the 90’s, Teri Hatcher was a fabulous Lois Lane and the chemistry between her and Dean Cain was what kept that show afloat. Smallville has its moments, most of which revolve around Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, and, in a pinch, Erica Durance. Snyder’s film has an amazing cast, a treatment from the Nolan’s and the directive from everyone not to be a black hole of awful proportions. We could very well get something worthy of Superman hitting the big screen once again in 2012.
I habitually watched Smallville for about six seasons. I admit that. Shut up, there’s a reason we have the term guilty pleasure. The more ludicrous it got, the more I enjoyed it to be perfectly honest. But the best part about the show (aside from Michael Rosenbaum’s Lex Luthor) was Allison Mack who is friggin’ adoreable. She makes me want to cuddle. Again, shut up. Apparently Chloe will be popping up as a recurring character in the Jimmy Olsen backups of Action Comics, so she certainly made an impression somewhere.
Anyhow, it’s her birthday today, and we here at CCQ salute her dedication to the show and hope that she finds another recurring gig when the final season is over because we don’t want to not have her on TV every week.