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Kristen Stewart Passes On Lois

Those of us alarmed by rumors naming Kristen Stewart among the candidates to play Lois Lane in the Warner Bros. Superman reboot can rest easy: She apparently won’t be the Man of Steel’s love interest.

Citing “a source close to Zack Snyder,” the New York Daily News reports the Twilight star recently met with the director and wife-producer Deborah Snyder, but “ultimately passed” on the role. The 20-year-old actress, still reeling from from the success of the Twilight franchise, is said to be looking for smaller, independent projects.

Although Snyder didn’t offer Stewart the role, the newspaper’s source says he expressed “definite” interest in her, and was left feeling “slighted.” Her spokeswoman only said that Stewart “did not read for the part,” but declined to elaborate.

But just as one name is removed from the list of rumored contenders, two more emerge: Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis, and TRON: Legacy and House actress Olivia Wilde, whom Latino Review contends has already read for the role.

Snyder’s Superman reboot, thought to be called Man of Steel, is written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan. Charles Rovan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder also are producing. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are executive producers. It’s set for a December 2012 release.


  • Clark Kent

    Thank gawd!!!

  • Anonymous

    I would be very surprised if this was even a consideration by anyone involved. Seriously.

  • Grim Reaper

    And there was much rejoicing

  • Ciaran Statham

    There’s a pretty major age difference between her and Cavill anyway, isn’t there? There’s even a pretty major age gap between her and Olivia Wilde or Mila Kunis, both of whom are into their late twenties.

    Unlike most, I think she can actually act. The issue is she gets lumbered with preconceptions about her due to Twilight, and let’s face it, as the ‘author/reader insert’ of the books, she isn’t going to get a fat lot to do. She did much better in the likes of Adventureland, the Runaways and other movies, so clearly, Twi-Shite is merely for the paycheck.

    Much like Famke Janssen, I wouldn’t be surprised if in later years, she appreciates the opportunities the role of Bella might give her, but she will regard it as a paycheck. I’m glad she passed on Lois, though. It doesn’t seem very her at all.

  • Beow101

    Yeeeeaaaahhhh. I’m going to have to disagree. I’ve seen her in several movies. And while I agree that her work in other, particularly independent films, is much better than the Twi-bite stuff, she is not a great actress. She has gotten better, but still, not so great.

    I wish her the best, but the Lois part would not have been something she’d be ready for. Maybe in 10 years, and that’s a big maybe, but not now.

  • Dalghryn

    Thank goodness!

  • Phineas J. Whoopie


  • Shift

    …They were serious about considering her? Oh god, did we dodge a bullet.

  • Drfunkphd


  • Comic fan

    “British government assassinates producer of Christopher Reeve Superman movies in Mexico” – WOW, those wicked, pesky, cultureless brits don’t waste any time getting the competition “out of the way” to replace it with their fruitcaked half-baked government propaganda mimic version. Can we say “Buddy Holly”, anyone. I sure can.

  • Gary Anderson

    Thank you, Jesus!! I was afraid she would get it. That would have guaranteed me not seeing it!

  • Doc Smith

    Thank. God. She’s unbearable.

  • shawn richter

    I just can’t imagine the spunky, go-getting Lois character saddled with this morose, emotionless sullen actress. Mila Kunis all the way (well, I haven’t looked at the other actresses, But Mila kind of nails it in my head…)