Superman vs. The Elite
Based on the seminal 2001 comic book story “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?” by Joe Kelly, this latest movie from Warner Home Video and DC Entertainment challenges Superman’s relevance in a world where terrorism and war have made civilization far less civilized. “Are you the Superman that the 21st century needs?” he’s asked early on. “Why not use your power to fix the world?”
Enter The Elite, a new team of heroes with a merciless approach to law and order. (“We turn bad guys into memories,” group leader Manchester Black proclaims.) People start rallying around them and, in turn, lose faith in Superman. The Man of Tomorrow is firm in his resolve, thanks in no small part to support from Lois (who’s married to Clark). The part of Lois was minimal in the original comic, but has been greatly expanded for the film. “Lois Lane is an inspirational character because she’s a smart and powerful woman,” Perrette says. “Even when she’s with Superman, she has no problem putting him in his place and giving her opinion.” [x]
I always tell myself that when you’re playing a character, pretend like they’re on trial and you’re giving the best witness of their life. You really need to think about every element of the character and represent them properly, as if they were a real person. You want to give 100 percent of what they’re worth and what they deserve as people.
Lois Lane is an inspirational character because she’s a smart and powerful woman. Even when she’s with Superman, she has no problem putting him in his place, and giving her opinion. It’s quite an honor to give voice to Lois Lane and be part of that legacy. My personal inspirations were a lot of the smart women throughout history, like Marie Curie and Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. Those are the ones that really inspired me. And the love of my life, Abraham
- Pauley Perrette (NCIS), voice of Lois Lane