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Amy Adams Says 'Man of Steel' Reinvents Lois Lane

With the 2012 summer movie season behind us, we can now look forward to next year's offering of summer blockbusters. One movie that will certainly have a lot of eyes on it will be Zach Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel.

While doing press junkets for her roles in The Master and the upcoming Trouble with the Curve, Amy Adams was asked by MovieWeb about her portrayal of Lois Lane in the Steel. Though she had not yet seen any footage from the film, she admits there was a degree of intimidation of stepping into the shoes of a character so memorably portrayed by Margot Kidder in Superman.

"One of my favorite movies growing up was Superman and Superman II. I was kind of a nerd. I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It's hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you're always stepping into a role that's been done before, so you're always excited about it."

Adams says that creating a new version of Lois Lane was all part of Snyder's game plan.

"Zack told me he didn't hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It's a whole reimagining. It's a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn't trying to emulate and sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character. I did a lot of running and I hold a laser taser of some sort."

Man of Steel is slated to open June 14, 2013.

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