Modern Lois Lane Is No Damsel In Distress! 1
Now that all the hype from 'Iron Man 3' and the new 'Star Trek' has worn off (slightly), we can turn our attention to future films. Next up is 'Man of Steel,' but rather than focus more on Cavill's character, let's discuss the modern role that Amy Adams will play.
Ever since Adams was first cast as Lois Lane, she's received a fair amount of criticism. Some felt that she wasn't a good fit for the sexy Lois Lane, and others feel that she's the perfect fit. No matter what side of the fence you're on, you can expect this year's Lois to be a completely different kind of woman -- a thoroughly modern one, in fact.
Right in line with current mantras like "Strong Is the New Skinny" and "Female Power," the newest Lois Lane isn't a damsel in distress by any stretch of the imagination. 'US Weekly' recently interviewed Adams to see what her role was all about - you may find yourself a tad bit surprised.
US Weekly tells us that the new Lois Lane "prefers business casual, is cell obsessed, and fights with her boss." Today's Lois Lane is social media savvy and comes with all the perks of being a modern day journalist (laptop, smartphone, and practical clothing included).
First look pics show Adams dressed in winter hats, pants, and baggy jackets. The days of Lois Lane in pencil skirts and heels are long gone, it seems. US weekly bills her as a "modern day business woman," and that certainly doesn't include any red lipstick or too-tight blazers.
Adams has entirely revamped the role of Lois Lane to fit today's woman, but some fans aren't thrilled about this modern twist. Then again, it's not necessarily all about male viewers - plenty of females will flock to theatres to see the new 'Man of Steel,' and those females want to see an empowered woman...not a flailing female.
How do you feel about the new Lois Lane? Take a look at the pics below and let us know what you think!
Move Over, Superman, Other Characters Enter Kal-El's World 0
'The Dark Knight' rises was the 11th film of all time to gross over $1 Billion. That's a lot of coin for the Warner Brothers studio. There's money to be made in superhero films, no doubt. But, can money be made with a film that doesn't follow the usual macabre style that made 'The Dark Knight' so great?
Enter 'Man of Steel.' What do we know about this film so far? Mostly that it will focus on the beginnings of a young Kal-El, struggles that he faces with who he is (and who he wants to become), and we will also be privy to some information about his home planet, Krypton.
This is definitely not the same kind of film that made 'The Dark Knight' so great, but WB President Jeff Robinov has something else in mind altogether -- something that might bring the studio 'Dark Knight' kind of cash.
Robinov told Entertainment Weekly that the new 'Man of Steel' film will set the tone "...for what the movies are going to be like going forward... to really introduce other characters into the same world."
TO INTRODUCE OTHER CHARACTERS INTO THE SAME WORLD!
Are you putting two and two together yet? 'Man of Steel' will be a jumping off point for other characters that will enter Superman's world. What kinds of characters? Maybe Wonder Woman, possibly some Gotham characters, and maybe some characters from Central City?
While Robinov affirmed outright that new characters would be stealing some of Superman's limelight, 'Man of Steel' screenwriter, David Goyer, wasn't so direct on the topic. Don't you hate it when studio presidents say things they aren't supposed to, David?
When asked about additional characters, Goyer had this to say: "I would love to tell you yes or no, but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find."
Ah, spoken like a true fan. From Goyer's perspective, it will be an Easter egg hunt, for sure. Make sure to keep your "beady" eyes on the lookout for any characters that might pop up in future films during the debut of 'Man of Steel.' Speculations?