Wednesday, June 5, 2013

On-screen Portrayals of Lois Lane

The love interest of Superman's life - Lois Lane is beauty and spunk in a high-flying (no pun intended) reporter's suit.
henry cavill amy adams man of steel
I'm excited to see Supes back in the forefront and it's about damn time. Henry Cavill (The Tudors, Immortals & The Count of Monte Cristo) is donning the red cape & a slicker suit with the famous Superman sigil and Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), as director, is doing much needed damage control after Bryan Singer's (boring) Superman Returns. I have a number of reasons why I have high hopes for this film: 1) I like Snyder's style of editing films, 2) Christopher Nolan's name is attached to the movie, 3) the cast (Russel Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner & Diane Lane to name a few), and 4) this gorgeous teaser trailer from last year.
amy adams as lois lane man of steel
Amy Adams would portray the very first ginger-haired Lois Lane.
Now thoughts on the upcoming movie aside, we also have a new Lois Lane. I think Lois is one of the more modern and relatable comic book heroines. She's a strong female character and a brilliant and accomplished journalist with a Pulitzer Prize under her belt. Amy Adams has proven to be a versatile actress (Enchanted, The Fighter) so I'm looking forward to see her own portrayal of this persistent, sometimes pesky, investigative reporter. Take a look back down memory lane with me and see the "Lois Lane" actresses I've watched on the big and small screen.

Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, 2006)
kate bosworth as lois lane in superman returns

Erica Durance (Smallville, 2004-2011)
erica durance as lois lane in smallville

Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, 1993-1997)
teri hatcher as lois lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
During the 90's, Dean Cain made one cute Clark Kent/Superman.
Margot Kidder (Superman, 1978; Superman II, 1981; Superman III, 1983)
margot kidder as lois lane in superman movies

It's exactly a week from today before the premiere of Man of Steel (and more importantly, Philippine Independence day!) so get your movie/DC comics geek caps on and see you at the theatres. ;)

*Images courtesy of Wikia & Rotten Tomatoes


  1. I hope we'll get some back story of Lois in Man of Steel.

    1. I agree although I think the film would still ground her as a military brat. I'm basing this on the trailers ofc. I mean, what kind of reporter has access to a military base camp and get one-on-one time with Superman? Haha! It would be interesting if they'll show or add more to her back story. :)

  2. Smartest Lois Lane among the bunch, I'd say. Kate Bosworth is a good actress but Amy Adams lent a lot more grit and street cred to her LL version. :)