Margot Kidder Was Also Not a Fan of Amy Adams’ Lois Lane

By September 1, 2016

If there’s one thing that the DC TV shows on the air right now are not afraid to do, it’s pay homage and insert callbacks to each of the characters’ respective histories and previous live-action iterations onscreen, whether it be John Wesley Shipp returning to The Flash as Barry Allen’s father in the new series, Helen Slater and Dean Cain being in Supergirl, Lynda Carter playing the president in the new season of Supergirl, and etc. etc.

During a recent interview with Hey U Guys as well, none other than Margot Kidder, most well known for her memorable time playing Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve-led Superman films, was asked if she’d ever have any interest guest-starring in one of the current DC shows also, especially since she did appear briefly in Smallville at one point.

On the possibility of a return though, it sounds like that’s all on the creative team’s part, depending on what role and material they’d want to give her, according to Kidder:

“Yeah, sure. Depending on the script or what they wanted me to do. I am 67, I am an old broad now! So I look back at this with much more amusement than I did. I don’t have a career I need to worry about protecting. My life has nothing to do with movies anymore. I live in a little town in Montana and basically do political activism. So I guess it would be fun to fly-in and do a couple of days work.”

With Tyler Hoechlin’s Man of Steel set to be introduced in the next season of Supergirl, I imagine some possible nods to the Man of Steel’s previous onscreen iterations could open up now as well, though that all depends on the show’s writers and how much of Clark’s life they actually want to show in the new season.

Of course, the interview with Kidder didn’t stop there, and the conversation at one point landed on the current state of the DC Film Universe, with Kidder sharing her distaste for Man of Steel and Batman v Superman‘s use of Amy Adams’ Lois Lane in the films:

“They took one of the best American actresses around, Amy Adams, and didn’t give her anything to do! I mean, how stupid is that? They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the ’60s with women’s rights.”

Kidder sort of hits the nail on the head here, and while Adams did get a small amount to do in Man of Steel (while also having to simultaneously trudge through some seriously cringe-worthy dialogue), her role in Batman v Superman amounted to little more than being a crutch for the convoluted plot, and almost always having to be saved by Henry Cavill’s Superman.

Maybe it wouldn’t be as disappointing to see Lois so totally underused in a film that already had too many characters as it was to balance, if it wasn’t for the fact that like Kidder says here, she’s being played by one of the best actresses working in Hollywood today. It isn’t the first time that Zack Snyder and the rest of the DC Creative Team have squandered some serious opportunities with their talent though (you don’t need to look much further than Suicide Squad for proof of that), and unless they get their act together soon, it may not be the last either.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable