Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike have moved to the top of the Warner Bros. list to star opposite Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder‘s Superman. These are three new names, so previous shortlist stories are most likely incorrect.
The news does not end there, because the role the studio is looking to cast a difference character than Lois Lane. According to Variety, the studio is does not want a well-known actress to overshadow Superman. I can understand that reasoning, but it conflicts with the current story.
Kruger starred in the National Treasure films and Inglorious Basterds, which in my mind contradicts Warner's idea. Alice Eve was in consideration for roles in X-Men: First Class and Captain America. Pike started her career as a Bond girl, but as of late has veered towards roles in indie films.
To meet WB's criteria of not overshadowing Cavill then they would likely choose Alice Eve. I would love to see Diane Kruger the most out of the three.
If they are not casting for Lois Lane, then what role are these actresses up for? It's speculated that ti may be for Lana Lang, but it could easily be someone else. Variety doesn’t completely rule out Lois Lane.
The villain character or actors vying for the part have not been announced yet Who would you like out of the actresses listed above? What character do you think they are up for?