[…] Once the Kryptonian villain General Zod (Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon) arrives to threaten the Earth, eventually the passionate Superman steps forward, too. It helps that he has a reason to care about the home he’s defending, and we can all thank Amy Adams’ Lois Lane for that. “I think she’s very transient. She’s ready to pick up and go at a moment’s notice,” Adams says of the hard-bitten journalist. “I think that definitely could be part of what she sees in Superman — not really laying down roots, not developing trust.
I grew up with Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, so I didn’t want to try and be that version. Zack [Snyder] said that he wanted to play for more realism. There’s definitely still banter [with Superman]. She’s tough, modern, and more contemporary. There’s also a lot more action than I’ve seen in my career.
Amy Adams on her take on Lois Lane in Man of Steel - via
With a multiple Oscar nominee like Amy Adams in the role, odds are strong that Lois won’t merely be a love interest or damsel in distress, but rather an important part of the film (and Superman)’s narrative journey.