Superman and comic book fans, get this: Amy Adams has been cast in the coveted role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s updated of the Superman franchise, The Man of Steel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adams will be joining Henry Cavill as Superman, with Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Superman’s adoptive human parents.  No word yet on who will play Lex Luthor (assuming he’s even in the film—but he’s just gotta be, right?).  I still think Donald Trump could kill that role, but hey, that’s just me.

Snyder, whose Sucker Punch bowed this weekend to less than stellar results, had this to say about the casting via press release:

“Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about… So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”

Adams will pick the role up from Phyllis Coates, Margot Kidder and Kate Bosworth, all of whom previously played the roles of Lane, the reporter who falls in love with the big guy in blue tights.  She previously grabbed filmgoers’ attention with her charming turn in Enchanted and her gritty, excellent role in last year’s The Fighter.

Superman: The Man of Steel is set for release in December 2012.  Which means there will be plenty of time for more baseless speculation about what the hell the movie will actually be about.  Sweet!

What do you think of Amy Adams as Lois Lane?