Now this is a bit shocking. The good folks at Variety managed to get the inside scoop that the 3 women being considered for the lead female role in the upcoming Superman reboot are Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike but they’re not going to play Lois. Apparently, Lois won’t be a part in this movie at all.
Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike are the three thesps being considered for the role, whose identity hasn’t been disclosed — but it’s not Lois Lane.
…All three thesps are repped by UTA. Eve is also repped by Untitled and Pike by Magnolia Entertainment.
Is omission the new trend? First we learn that J. Jonah Jameson’s character won’t be appearing in the Spider-Man reboot and now we get the shock of Lois. This movie is already well along its way in differentiating itself from previous films if they plan to leave out Lois and the obvious assumption is that the role is for Clark Kent’s first love Lana Lang. This news is going to take some time to digest but I think I’m OK with the decision considering the people involved in making this movie but are the masses ready for a Superman movie sans Lois Lane?
Editors Note: No where in Variety’s article does it say that Lois Lane will not be in the film. The article states that these three actresses are all being considered for a lead female role. The article states that that lead female role will not be Lois Lane but does not say that the character will not be in the film.
Sorry for any confusion this might have brought to the International Friends.