Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ran from 1993 to 1997. It was different than any other series based on the Superman story. It’s premise was to put Lois Lane as the main character. As the show reaches it 25th Anniversary, Hatcher and Cain believe that now more than ever the concept is still relevant and they would love a chance to revisit it.
It was during a Lois & Clark 25th anniversary panel on Friday at New York Comic Con, that they discussed why they think it would still work.
Nowadays if you did that that would be progressive,” Cain noted. Lois drove all the episodes.
It didn’t take very long during their main stage panel Q&A when a fan asked the pair if they would be interested in reprising their Lois and Clark roles either for an episode within the Arrowverse or as a reboot of their own series.
Of course,” Hatcher said. That would be amazing. “I think it needs more than an episode,” Cain chimed in. “I would love to see what Lois and Clark are up to [now]. The possibilities are endless.
I could see the baby having been a Kryptonian child and they had to go back,” Cain said. I could see them having a couple of Krypto-Earth kids. … I think Lois Lane is probably mayor of Metropolis, running stuff. Clark is still pushing paper and pencil, chasing stories.
Hatcher’s ideas were more on the dark side, and apparently she has been giving this some serious thought.
I sort of imagined, what if they had had this kid?… And part of the way it worked was, the kid would start to have the powers, and Superman would not have had the powers, because they couldn’t both have the powers,” she said.
And then I thought, maybe as the kid was getting older, like a late teenager, he’s struggling to figure out what to do with his powers,” she went on. “Maybe he’s making bad choices, as teenagers do. And Superman would have to somehow get his powers back. And then I was mostly thinking about a marriage where you stay together, and the marriage dynamic was difficult. Like, where you didn’t have your powers, and Lois was working, that that was emasculating and not great,” Hatcher said. “Then, once the kid is out of the picture, Lois and Clark really have to figure out, ‘should we stay married?’ And then Lois has to help Clark get his powers back, so that he can help his son be a better person.
As I said, she has been putting a lot of thought into this thing. How would you feel about a Lois and Clark revisit? Do you think they could make it work today? Maybe in the DC Universe streaming world? Share your ideas with us at GVNation.
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