Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in 'Man of Steel' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)
A new Superman naturally means a new Lois Lane to pair him with. And when the "Man of Steel" producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder cast four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams in the role, it was clear that their take on the intrepid reporter would be doing a lot more than hang around waiting to be rescued.
What is a surprise, though, is how the new movie changes the Superman/Lois relationship in a major way — essentially rewriting a fundamental piece of the mythology that's endured for 75 years in comic books, movies, and on TV.
And that's actually a good thing.
SPOILER WARNING: We are about to reveal significant plot elements of "Man of Steel," so if you haven't seen it and want to go in fresh, read no further.
How does "Man of Steel" change things? In the movie, Lois knows Clark Kent is Superman.
Yes, Lois knows Superman's real identity. And it's not just a gimmick. It's a change that both comes organically from the story and strengthens the characters. Plus, it answers the age-old question, "If Lois Lane is such a brilliant reporter, why can't she recognize a guy just because he's wearing glasses?"
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