Amy Adams is nothing if not polite. She welcomed Nicole Kidman, who’s in Aquaman this month, to the DC Universe. As Kidman enters the DC Universe, however, Adams believes she’s making (or has already made) her exit.
“I think I’m out of the DC Universe now,” Adams told Kidman in a segment of Variety‘s Actors on Actors. “I think they’re revamping that. I don’t know the details.”
Adams comments are simultaneously surprising and unsurprising. With reports that Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman for Warner Bros., it’s easy enough to understand why Adams would not be back as Lois Lane. Even so, it’s a bit of a shock to hear it out loud.
Amy Adams was a terrific Lois Lane. She turned in an outstanding performance in Man of Steel. She was, however, misused in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where spent most of her time discovering information the audience already knew, and underutilized in Justice League.
Missed opportunities or not, Warner Bros. is ready to move on. Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, a new Batman, and maybe even The Joker will lead the way now. Amy Adams’ Lois Lane appears to be an unfortunate casualty of the DCEU’s struggles.