Comic book master Mark Millar (he wrote , Marvel’s Civil War event amongst many other critical works) has sounded off on the recent casting of Amy Adams as Lois Lane in the upcoming Superman reboot. While skeptics said that Adams, 35, is too old play Lois Lane, Millar says that’s hogwash and that Lois “should be in her thirties.”
“Can I just say that Amy Adams as Lois is inspired casting? She’s the best big-name actress of her generation and Lois SHOULD be in her thirties,” tweeted Millar.
Millar also goes on to provide some much needed background on the Lois Lane character in the comics.
“She’s won a Pulitzer and kinda given up on guys by the time she meets Superman,” wrote Millar. “She can’t be a 25-year-old. She needs to be formidable and Donner got this when he cast 30-something Kidder opposite 24-year-old Reeve. It’s why Kate Bosworth didn’t work.”
Millar was referring to director Bryan Singer’s casting of Kate Boswroth’s as Lois Lane in 2006’s Superman Returns. She was in her early 20s at the time of the film’s production.
Much of the concern over Adams’ age was due to Cavill being 27 and the idea that an older Lois mixed with a young Supes isn’t believable on screen. (Well, believable for this universe.)
Superman: The Man of Steel is slated to hit theaters in December of 2012. Adams joins Henry Cavill as Superman and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Clark’s parents.