Goyer insisted that Lois should know Clark’s secret
"You have to respect the canon but constantly question the canon, because if you don’t reinvent – and these characters are constantly reinvented in the comic books – then they become stagnant and they cease to become relevant. And we were feeling that Superman – and I think a lot of people were feeling that Superman, at least in films – was ceasing to be relevant. So some of the things that we questioned were… could Lois figure out who he is? It just seemed idiotic that she couldn’t.
"I have this idea that a hero is only as good as their villain but I also think that a hero is only as good as his or her love interest. And if he’s going to fall in love with this woman she has to be pretty special. It’s interesting: even Warner Bros. questioned that decision at first, because that’s the way it’s always been, that she couldn’t figure it out. We just thought we can’t do that. It’s going to make her look like an idiot and if we’re trying to depict it in a more realistic, more relatable way – and I say realistic in air quotes – we had to get rid of that. That and the underpants." [x]
"Obviously we sidestepped the alter ego problem in this movie. We were conscious of that. Obviously it’s not an issue with Lois. Moving forward she’s his secret keeper, and part of the fun for us if we do move forward is they will be involved in a real relationship and she will be part of that, maintaining that fiction. Part of the fun of doing this though, and Chris has always said this, is that sometimes you write yourself into a corner, but you have to follow it to its logical conclusion and see if you can figure a way out of it." [x]
It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s Henry Cavill and Amy Adams answering your questions!
Cavill and Adams, the stars of “Man of Steel,” are sitting down with Moviefone for the next installment of Unscripted, and we are giving you the chance to ask Superman and Lois Lane (Adams) anything you want.
I’m not going to go on a rant about Superman’s new relationship with Wonder Woman (I already did that for Go Robo Now) so I’ll just say here that I’m more of a fan of the union between The Daily Planet’s two top reporters, and I tried to express that in the illustration above. They’re just perfect together, you know? And not in a “staged by a team of publicists” way that a relationship between two impossibly good looking celebrities seems like. Anyway, I’m not gonna sweat this thing. This new status quo could be good! Or it could be over in a year. Nothing is forever, and I bet Lois and Clark will be back together in The New 52 books one day.