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Superman Is Shiny In New Man of Steel Photos, Plus Bonus Lois

We saw the cover to this Man of Steel issue of Total Film just the other day but now we’re treated to a look inside. This apparently includes Superman blinding his enemies with his chest in direct sunlight. See two more pictures after the jump! 

You know what would be great? If Lois found out Superman’s secret identity right away.

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  • James Gardiner

    I could be down with Lois figuring it out right away. Would be a nice status quo change compared to the original movies.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of the more recent superhero movies have sort of mocked the pointlessness of a secret identity (Iron Man pops to mind immediately), so yeah. I doubt that Clark would ever reveal his identity to the world or something, but having Lois figure it out much earlier would be a nice status quo change.

  • Kol Drake

    But, Iron man DID reveal his secret identity in the comics — but, with the comics, it took 30 years or so… instead after his first set of ‘official’ appearances. Wonder Woman (modern era) at least for a while did not hide who she was. But, that changes almost as often as the writers so…

    Most superheroes still go with the “I keep my identity secret to protect those I love” — so their families and friends are safe from being used/targeted by the bad guys.

    But yes, for being the ‘crack investigative reporter’ for the Daily Planet, her ‘BS meter’ should have gone off on day one with Clark. Glasses, different hair, and a bit of slouching? meh… I have trouble ‘recognizing’ a teacher shopping downtown because, in my head & mind, being ‘not at the front of the classroom’ I can not ‘place them’. Takes a moment to realize I am seeing them ‘out of context’. Maybe seeing Clark schlep around the newsroom versus the Man of Steel holding a building over his head are just too ‘out of context’ for her to put 1 and 1 together to get Superman = Kent.

  • Tamara Brooks

    In Lois & Clark, she knew by the end of the…2nd season I believe, when he proposed. Which works for me – like, she’s known for awhile but played along until he was ready to admit it.

  • Tamara Brooks

    I wouldn’t say that a secret identity is pointless. It’s whole purpose is to protect loved ones from being targeted. It doesn’t make sense for Tony Stark because he doesn’t have a family and pretty much everyone he cares about can already take care of themselves or he just gives them a suit eventually.

    Batman having a secret identity – totally necessary. Superman – totally necessary. Martian Manhunter as well but for different reason (one being since he’s an alien and people would be staring at him all the time and that would make using the batchroom SUPER awkward). So it’s not an outmoded function of the superhero story, it’s just not always necessary.

  • Dessa Brewington

    Daaaang, Superman’s packin heat!

  • Anonymous

    No, Lois should still make a fool of herself for a time, over Clark’s secret identity as Superman, as well as mock and put down Clark, before she finds out who the Man of Steel is really is… That’s the thing I didn’t like about Lois in the comics. She was such a twit towards Jimmy and Clark, all the while not not knowing that her nebbish coworker Clark was in reality Superman. Of course, Superman falls for her like a rock dropped from a bridge.

  • Brian

    The best thing the 1970s movie did for us was to prove that he didn’t need hypno-glasses or super-ventriloquism to disguise himself as Clark Kent. He just had to be at least as good an actor as Chris Reeve.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    I think it used to be explained away that he was vibrating his face at an imperceptible rate of speed that would make Clark appear different than Superman to the human eye.