Now that Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film has found it’s Clark Kent, it only makes sense that they would begin testing for a Lois Lane that works well with him on screen. What’s Playing got the ball rolling by releasing a list of names that were in the running. The list included Kristen Stewart, Malin Akerman, Dianna Agron, Jessica Biel, and Rachel McAdams. The speculation began. Which of these girls has the right mix of brunette and feisty to pull the part off? Stewart was taken off the list pretty early, mainly due to having too many commitments, but probably also do to a complete lack of feistiness. Akerman was dismissed as being too old for the role, because that last Superman movie worked so well with casting high school kids as decades seasoned reporters with a six year old kid. So that left the choice as being between Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel, and some girl I’ve never heard of. Decisions, decisions.
I was all set to start my McAdams campaign, but then another hat got tossed into the ring (what does that even mean?). The Latino Review reports that Olivia Wilde has also been in to do some screen tests for the part. She has most recently been seen playing the feisty brunette in TRON: Legacy and seems to me to be a pretty good fit for the role. If I can put my analyst’s hat on for a minute, I would say that Biel is too big of a name to put next to the relatively unknown Henry Cavill. Girl I’ve never heard of is apparently from Glee, and I don’t know if they want the association of a television actress attached to their big budget blockbuster. That leaves McAdams and Wilde. In my opinion, I could see either one of them getting the role and doing well with it. And do you know what my opinion is worth? Absolutely nothing.