After five years of playing Lois Lane in the DC Extended Universe, Amy Adams has confessed that she may have penned her last article for the Daily Planet. The news comes in the wake of a potential superhero shake-up for Warner Bros.
Speaking to Nicole Kidman in a Variety interview, Adams admitted, “I think I’m out of the DC Universe now. I think they’re revamping that. I don’t know the details.” Although Adams doesn't go into greater detail on why she might not return, her statements do lend some support to reports the studio is ready to move on from the Cavill/Ben Affleck era of Superman and Batman.
Amy Adams: "My daughter said 'Can you please go do a movie that I can see? Can I watch #SharpObjects?' I'm like no, never, never" | #ActorsOnActors presented by @amazonstudios https://t.co/wlfjti6EeS pic.twitter.com/yttxnU7UPb— Variety (@Variety) December 7, 2018
Joining the DCEU in 2013 for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Adams went on to appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League and has become one of several actors synonymous with playing Lois Lane.
The revelation follows Henry Cavill's reported exit from playing Superman and Laurence Fishburne's admission that he probably won't return to play Perry White. If Cavill does depart, it's definitely hard to see how Adams would fit into the franchise's future. That being said, the Sharp Objects star was largely held as one of the DCEU's highlights for her portrayal of Lois Lane and was is expected to reappear if the series moves forward.
If Adams is finished, it means that last year's Justice League will be her last outing as the fiery investigative journalist and Superman's love interest. She famously had her role reduced in Justice League when Joss Whedon came on board for the movie's reshoots/post-production. While Snyder had a five-movie arc for the DCEU, his plans were cut short when family tragedy took him away from Justice League, which in turn led to a permanent departure from the DCEU.
As it stands, the future of both Superman and a shared DC universe are shrouded in mystery. The fates of several DCEU movies, including The Flash and Cyborg, are still up in the air. Next up on the DCEU docket is James Wan’s Aquaman, which is slated for release Dec. 21, David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, which hits theaters April 5, 2019 and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which drops June 5, 2020.