Amy Adams has been hitting the press junket for her upcoming movie Big Eyes and, unsurprisingly, has been faced with questions about Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which recently wrapped principal photography.
When Zack Snyder’s follow-up to Man Of Steel was first announced, fans of Adams’ character Lois Lane voiced concern that the iconic, intrepid journalist might be side-lined in a movie filled with huge superheroes – including Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
Whereas in the 2013 film, Lane was integral to the plot, fears of marginalization for the next cinematic outing became very real. Amy Adams herself has dispelled that fear now, however, by confirming to Collider that DC’s big movie for 2016 will see Lois Lane once again being the catalyst for the action.
“Lois is still sort of like the key to the information, you know? She’s the girl going out and getting it and figuring it out and putting it together and all of that. So she’s very much involved, but I kind of leave all the heavy lifting to the boys, you know? So to speak.
“They’re awesome together [Affleck and Cavill]. It’s kind of like this big fest of muscles and capes… it was really kind of nice. And then you add Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot and I felt very short and, yeah.”
This reveal – limited in scope though it seems – tells us a lot about the approach Zack Snyder is taking to this superhero event movie. By keeping Lois Lane in the thick of it – as the “girl going out and getting it” – the project looks set to honour the source material in an effective way. The character of Lois Lane has been a part of popular culture for as long as Superman has – first appearing in 1938 – and has gone through many changes in those seven decades.
While most of that time has been spent as Superman’s primary love interest, she has also variously been his wife, his intellectual equal, a damsel in distress, and a superhero in her own right (appearing as Superwoman and Red Tornado). The constant, through all those variations, has been her strong-willed and determined nature – and that seems to be exactly what we are going to see more of when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016.