2021 is raining content on our left and right and honestly, we don’t mind that. After all, production houses have to make up for the lack of content in the previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic. And now, we are just a month away from feasting our eyes on the brand new Superman and Lois Lane making their way to The CW. Yes, they have appeared before in the Arrowverse before. Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch have appeared before, but will now be reprising their role and will anchor their own show in February. They will be back on the screen to enact the famous and iconic DC couple that fans absolutely love, as they know how important Lois is to Superman. Hence, we will dive straight into the new trailer that has been released for the upcoming series.
“From the very beginning, going back to when she was introduced in 1938, Lois Lane as a character defied society’s expectations of how women should behave,” Tulloch said of Lois Lane, back in the days when the first look of the series was put out in the market.
“Women at that point were more typically portrayed as demure, but Lois was always opinionated and unapologetic and uncompromising and a career-woman. Part of why she has remained so compelling for so many years is that she’s also vulnerable, and fallible, romantic, and goofy and a klutz – I just find her really appealing. I find Lois inspiring in how little she gives a crap about what anyone thinks of her,” the actress added.
“She’s not doing the work for glory or more Pulitzers, she’s doing it because she believes in justice and truth. She is incredibly driven and determined and hard-working and she really embodies the aphorism “be the change you wish to see in the world.” She is not intimidated by anyone. she wants to save the world with words.”
Superman & Lois establishes Lois lane being just as powerful as the Arrowverse version of Superman, but with a different type of strength. For some time now, Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch have portrayed the latest incarnations of Clark and Lois on TV. But as the DC line-up is always changing, so are their roles in the franchise. While there have been an endless amount of Superman shows and films, Superman & Lois takes the couple in a new direction as it depicts them at a point in their lives that has typically gone unexplored onscreen.
The Superman & Lois premiere reveals that Morgan Edge has bought the Daily Planet and it caused massive layoffs. While Lois gets to keep her job, the same can’t be said about Clark as he was let go. However, despite not appearing in the episode, Morgan is still causing trouble as he’s also buying coal mines in Smallville, possibly for malicious reasons. Morgan has also bought the Smallville Bank, all of which sets up a major path for Lois and establishes why Arrowverse’s version of the beloved reporter is just as powerful as the Man of Steel. Lois may not have Kryptonian superpowers or wear a costume, but her role as a journalist makes her a superhero just as much as Clark.
Besides being the key person to ground Clark, Lois also represents the everyday human, thus why she’s as legendary as she is in mythology. Lois fights evil with her words and uses her role as a reporter to get the truth. In many ways, Lois has been a superhero longer than Clark, as she has been operating longer as a reporter before he became the Man of Steel. Even though Clark’s firing was a shock, it actually benefits them both as he can focus on his fatherly responsibilities while Lois gets a heroic arc of her own.
Since they are now also living in Smallville, it’ll be a new layer added to Lois’s journey because Morgan’s actions affect both the small town and Metropolis. Even though Clark may at some point get his job back, it’s still refreshing to see Lois now being the only reporter out of the two. Even if someone like Morgan is a one-season-threat, it’s still empowering to see Arrowverse’s Lois Lane get her own big Superman & Lois arc as a journalist while standing as an equal to the Man of Tomorrow.
Superman & Lois premieres on February 23rd on The CW. Let us know if you’re excited about the series in the comments below.