Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois Lane

It's a question fans have been wondering about since the crossover featuring Superman and Lois Lane was announced; who will play the incredible Lois Lane? Today we have our answer! Elizabeth Tulloch, famous for her roles on NBC's Grimm, Parkland and The Artist, has been cast as the intrepid reporter! Tulloch will be featured on the opening episode of the crossover, The Flash, as well as the ending episode of the crossover Supergirl (note both shows have swapped places for this one time event). Tulloch brings a rich plethora of acting credits as well as an impressive academic career. She attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a double major in literature and fine arts. Lois is described as:

Daughter of US General Sam Lane, Lois is a tenacious, righteous and stubborn reporter who will go to any length to get the story and almost never fails.

In addition to the great news, Elizabeth herself took to social media to share her overwhelming excitement for the part! Here's what she had to say about becoming Lois Lane:

Excuse me while I fangirl for a moment: I am so excited (thank you Warner Brothers, the CW, DC Comics, @gberlanti, @davidrapaport, Jessica Queller et al) to be playing the iconic Lois Lane on the Arrowverse crossover episodes. And I can’t wait to work with my friend @dpanabaker and of course @tylerhoechlin.

When I started acting, one of my teachers asked me to watch the screen tests for the role of Lois Lane for 1978’s Superman. All of the actresses were terrific, but it was always clear to me why Margot Kidder won the role: she seemed lit from within, full of joie de vivre. Now, at a time when the noble profession of journalism feels under siege, it’s a privilege to join the club of actresses who have played the dogged reporter.

As far back as 1938 when she first appeared in Action Comics #1, Lois Lane has defied and subverted society’s expectations of how women should behave. She was portrayed as opinionated, inquisitive, and an unapologetically badass career woman at a time when many representations of women leaned more towards meek and demure.

One of the reasons the character has remained so compelling for the last 80 years is that she has all these formidable, strong-willed qualities, but she’s also vulnerable, romantic, and feminine. A truly modern woman.

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#8 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois Lanemuckle9999 2018-09-15 15:39
Well, she certainly knows the history of superman and she does look the part. hahaha
#7 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois LaneFedguy 2018-09-14 19:08
Don't know her but I don't know a lot of people. Should be good
#6 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois LaneSully 2018-09-14 18:33
When I first saw this photo, I thought it was Abigail Spencer from Timeless. They look quite a bit alike.
#5 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois LaneRomulus 2018-09-14 17:56
Congratulations, Elizabeth! Do your character proud. :-)
#4 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois Lanevantheman77 2018-09-14 13:42
Though there are shades of the late Margot Kidder in her, she does resemble artistic interpretations from the comics such as Birthright. I hope she appears in Supergirl more beyond the crossover and have her interact with General Sam and Lucy as well as interact with Cat Grant.

The crossover better have her, Clark and Jimmy Olsen together as well.
#3 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois LaneBrierrose 2018-09-14 12:19
I only watched Grimm a bit but did like her. I’m very happy they went with an age appropriate actress, she’s 37 which is just about this Clark’s age. To me she also looks like she could believably be Jena Dewan’s sister.
#2 RE: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast As Lois Laneevrafter 2018-09-14 11:41
I loved her on Grimm!!
#1 FIRSTkdogg87 2018-09-14 11:03
Looks like a decent choice.

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