Sep 30, 2010

Hey, That's My Cape! - Casting Call: Lois Lane

Noel Neill, Teri Hatcher, Margot Kidder, Kate Bosworth and Erica Durance. These actresses share at least one thing in common – they’ve all played Lois Lane. She’s a successful reporter in her own right but is best known as Superman’s better half and casting her is a pain in the ass.

Christopher Nolan is still searching for a director for the next Superman film but five names have emerged just recently as finalists: Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones and Zack Snyder. The latest from the rumor mill on the other hand adds one more name to that list – Darren Aronofsky.

An out-of-left-field choice if ever there was one. If you’ve seen any of Aronofsky’s work you know he’s not the blockbuster type. So where does this all come from? “Sources say” Nolan has been speaking to the director, this according to the L.A. Times. But here’s where it gets more convoluted. The next rumor has Natalie Portman up for the role of Lois Lane.

Read more about it and my thoughts on potential actresses to play Lois in the next film in my latest Hey, That's My Cape! at Newsarama.

3 comments:

Budd said...

The problem with Natalie Portman is that I already have a huge crush on her and her playing Lois might drive me to be a stalker.

hk2575 said...

It's not the director I'm worried about. It's whoever's writing the screenplay. I think the "Superman" franchise should just ignore all the sequels and just go on with a new story. An older, wiser Lois and Clark would be a nice break from the ridiculously young looking cast from the previous movie.

Aaron said...

Agree with HK, I love the original movies but I think a new Superman movie should go in a completely new direction, and in some way sort of bring the audience into his powers more. Though I can understand the idea of a young cast in terms of wanting them for sequels. BTW, no Phyllis Coates?