Superman's Non-Lois Lane Female Lead (

By:Chris Beveridge
Date: Friday, February 04, 2011
Source: Variety

The next Superman movie continues to be one that moves in uncertain paths but ones that keeps you guessing and intrigued. When Christopher Nolan came on board as a producer it eased the minds of many after his run on Batman. When Zack Snyder was chosen as the director, it wasn't the first choice for many but gave a sign that they'll be bringing something potentially powerful to the screen based on his work with both 300 and Watchmen in terms of visual power, something that Superman most definitely needs. And the casting of Henry Cavill was something there has been hope for by some, but it wasn't a top name actor and that caused a few raised eyebrows, especially because of the British part. And now we're waiting on the curious casting of Lois Lane as well.

Well, throw one more log onto the fire as Variety is reporting that Snyder is looking for a female lead for the film and is looking along a short list of three people with Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike being the names bandied about. The role of the character has not been identified, which will send fans searching through lots of Superman books to see which blonde role she could be taking on. Alice Eve is most known for at this point for her role in She's Out Of Your League (a personal favorite) while Kruger has films like National Treasure, Troy and Inglourious Basterds to her credit. Rosamund Pike has a solid resume as well with the role that really got her noticed in the Bond flick Die Another Day but also for An Education.

The Variety report also notes that Snyder is still searching for the Superman villain actor, though like this female role, the character itself has not been identified yet.

Series: Superman (Nolan/Snyder Relaunch)