Diane Kruger, Rosamund Pike or Alice Eve Might Fly with Superman
No matter where your feelings, the reality is British actor Henry Cavill is putting on the tights and cape for Superman: The Man of Steel. So with our Big Blue Boy Scout chosen and director Zack Snyder at the helm it's time to move through the rest of the casting to be done. It appears the next role taking the spotlight is that of the female lead. Variety reports Alive Eve (She's Out of My League), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) and Rosamund Pike (Surrogates) are the frontrunners. But what's interesting is these ladies aren't competing to play regular Superman love interest Lois Lane, but rather some mystery female role.
Apparently the studio is looking for a name that won't overshadow Cavill since the actor isn't exactly a household name yet. As for the names mentioned, Eve has been considered for characters in the Marvel universe as the actress almost nabbed parts in both X-Men: First Class and Captain America: The First Avenger. Meanwhile, Pike has been a hero's vixen before as a Bond girl in Die Another Day. But of course, Diane Kruger has shown the most potential as a great actress in fun, popcorn flicks like National Treasure and award worthy films like Inglourious Basterds. Any of these ladies would be a fine choice.
My vote goes to Alice Eve just because I think she has some great potential that no director has yet tapped into. Of course, it's hard to say which actress is truly best for the role without knowing what character they might be playing. If the role truly isn't Lois Lane, I guess Lana Lang would be a decent choice as she has traditionally been a love interest for Superman/Clark Kent during his days in Smallville. But the question remains whether or not Lois Lane will even appear at all. Hopefully we'll find out as soon. Meanwhile, a villain is also being sought, but no actors have been named as frontrunners and the character who will give Superman a run for his money has yet to be revealed. Thoughts?