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Lois Lane - Justice League

Lois Lane from Justice League played by Margot Kidder

Lois Lane is a fictional female Human in the Justice League comic series who was played on screen by Margot Kidder, Teri Hatcher, Kate Bosworth, Erica Durance, Amy Adams. Lois Lane is the female girlfriend of Clark Kent, the alter ego of Superman. She is a reporter for the Daily Planet in Metropolis.

Justice League

In Justice League, the role of Lois Lane is played by Amy Adams. Amy Adams is no stranger to the Clark Kent lore, she appeared in Craving, Eps. 1x07 in which Amy played Jodie. Jodie was a fat teenager who was using Kryptonite infected vegetation to get thin, however, there were side-effects.

Whilst other versions of Superman, Lois Lane has been oblivious to Clark Kent being superman, in this version, she is fully aware of who Clark Kent really is. It makes a change from the long drawn out romance game.

Man of Steel

Lois has a brief part in the Man of Steel film but has a much bigger role to play in the Batman Vs. Superman. Lois encounters Clark when Lois is investigating a mysterious object found underground.

Batman Vs. Superman : Dawn of Justice

Lois Lane is no shrinking violet, Lois is willing to go into the lions den to get a story albeit with the knowledge that Clark Kent will be there to save her when something goes wrong. When Lois' cover is blown, Superman is there to save the day. When Clark wasn't able to prevent the bombing of Congress, it is to Lois that he turns to for comfort.

Superman sacrificed his life to kill Doomsday and was buried. Now with Superman dead, the world knows who Superman really is. In Justice League, all we see is Lois trying to come to terms that Superman is now dead and to try and move on.

Justice League

When Bruce Wayne and the other successfully bring Clark Kent back to life, Clark is unable to accept what has happened and attacks the rest of Justice League. It takes Lois Lane arrival to calm Clark Kent down.

Margot Kidder Films

Margot Kidder played Lois Lane in the eighties film series

Margot Kidder is the actress most associated with playing the role of the character having had the role of Lois during Christopher Reeves tenure as the hero from Krypton. Whilst in the comics, they get really close, in the movies, they are still not quite there. Lois is torn between her love for both men. The available Clark and the unavailable so to speak Superman.

Lois is unaware that Clark is Superman and in one film, she challenges Clark to rescue her when she purposely jumps into a river. Instead of running off and turning into Superman, he uses his eye rays to break off a branch for her to grab hold of. In an episode of the nineties series, when Lois is drunk, she remarks how similar Clark is to Superman but when she sobers up, she's back to being none the wiser again.

Superman Returns is supposed to be a restart of the Superman franchise but fails dismally, no further sequels as proof. Its not a reboot because its supposed to be a sequel to the Christopher Reeves films.

In Superman Returns, Superman has returned from visiting another planet, during the time he was absent, Lois has become a father to a five year old and is the fiancee of the son of Perry White, the editor in chief of the Daily Planet newspaper. Whilst Clark wants to go back to where they left off, its now very complicated to do.

Lois and Clark, The New Adventures of Superman

Teri Hatcher played Lois Lane in the Nineties' series

It is only when Clark and Lois marry does Clark reveal his secret to his wife. Lois keeps her Lane surname for professional and continuity purposes. Clark ages like humans in the same way but then when he is in his twenties, his aging will slow down dramatically whereas hers will keep going like humans on this planet. Therefore when she is an old woman, he will look as though he was in his twenties, not having aged a bit.

Lois Lane has sometimes gained super powers herself, in the Teri Hatcher series, Clark's superpowers got transferred to her and she was then forced to turn into Ultra-Woman and save people from disaster and death. She couldn't wait to give the powers back to him.

In a Parallel Universe , Lois is killed off but her consciousness comes back and is downloaded into Red Tornado robot to help the fight against Superman's enemies.

Lois is never portrayed as anything demeaning or as an idiot, she is always forthright and confidence and not a shrinking violet, someone who always has to be rescued as a damsel in distress. She may go undercover and has maybe let her principles down but its outweighed by the objective.

Both Teri Hatcher and her co-star, Dean Cain who played Clark Kent would guest star in the Supergirl series. Teri would be cast as Rhea, one of Supergirl's antagonists in the third series.


Lois Lane played by Erica Durance in the Smallville television series.

The television series Smallville which ran from 2001 to 2011 followed Clark Kent as he was beginning to realise his powers and find his way in society. At the start, Clark's love interest was Lana Lang as Lois Lane had not yet appeared on the scene yet.

Lois makes her first appearance in the fourth series in the episode Crusade. Lois comes to Smallville to investigate the death of her cousin, series regular, Chloe Sullivan but whom it is revealed is still alive. Lois is forced to enroll at Smallville High to complete the year that she failed.

Over the years, Lois and Clark gradually get closer and will eventually get engaged and get married to one another. The relationship is not a clear path but one that is bumpy and the two will eventually fall in love with one another. For much of the early series that she appears in, Lois belittles Clark and refers to him as Smallville to put him in his place. Lois also romances Oliver Queen before Oliver would eventually settle down with Chloe

After Smallville, Erica Durance would return to DC Comics and appear as Alura Zor-El in the Supergirl series on CW channel.

Lois Lane Family

In Smallville, it is revealed that Lois's mother died when Lois was young, leaving her General father to bring up Lois and her sister. Her father took to parenting like a General would do and orchestrated it like the army. Orders would come from above and then be passed down the chain of command or in their case, who was older.

Lois had one sister, Lucy who was the younger of the two and Lois felt that she had to be mother to Lucy. Lucy seemed to have a more privilaged upbringing such Swiss schooling for example. Being away from home, Lucy got involved in criminals and had to turn to Lois and then Lex Luthor to help her out.

Lucy appeared at the start of the Lois and Clark adventures in the nineties. Lucy was flat sharing with her sister but as the series went on, the character was written out and then not mentioned again.

Lois Lane Facts

Alien RaceHuman
LoveClark Kent
ActorMargot Kidder, Teri Hatcher, Kate Bosworth, Erica Durance, Amy Adams
Last UpdatedSaturday, February 2, 2019

Copyright: DC Comics

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