This week we’ve seen the annual Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds hit our screens. The first 2 parts were awesome, and it looks like the conclusion tonight will pack just as big of a punch. One of the more subtle highlights of the event though, has been the introduction of Lois Lane, played by Elizabeth Tulloch. Her screen time was limited, but she’s already made a big impression.
TVLine talked to Tulloch about her time playing the iconic character, and she had a lot to say, from looking like Margot Kidder (Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve Superman films), to what the future may hold for her version of the character.
About her similarities with Kidder:
“A lot of people were reading the scenes with a lot of gravitas — and she had that too, but she also was just having a blast. She was having so much fun and she had such great energy, you could tell she was almost in on it. Like, there was a bit of a wink to her. That’s why her screen test stood out from everyone else’s. So when people ask me [about playing Lois], “Were you trying to be like anyone?” and I would say, “No,” the truth is I’m not even familiar with a lot of the other Lois Lanes. I hadn’t seen them all, except for Margot Kidder.”
Tulloch captured the essence of Lois Lane quite well in the 10 minutes or so she was on screen. While we should see more of her in tonight’s episode, the future of the this version of the character is unknown.
It is possible that she pops up in Supergirl again in the future, especially with the show bringing Lex Luthor into the mix. But what about a starring role in a Superman/Lois show? TVLine asked just that.
TVLINE | Speaking of the future, does it feel like there’s a foundation that’s been laid for a potential Superman and Lois series?
“Potentially, and it was something I sort of talked to one of the producers about. I think it’ll depend on how this is reviewed and a bunch of other external factors that nobody has really that much control over. I know Tyler and I would love to come back and work more together. We fortunately had great chemistry, which is not always a given.”
So you can take solace in the fact that Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin would be down for it. The “external factors” that Tulloch mentions are surely the movie side of things. If something can be worked out, then we maybe seeing a lot more of them. If not, I have faith they will appear in Supergirl and/or future spinoffs and crossovers. The Arrowverse is growing and evolving constantly. It’s great that the legendary Lois Lane is part of it now.
The conclusion of Elseworlds airs tonight on Supergirl, at 8pm EDT on the CW.