Lois Lane is the love interest of Superman in the film franchise of the same name that originally started in 1978 and briefly revived in 2006. She was originally played by Margot Kidder and recast with Kate Bosworth for the revival.
Lois and Clark's relationship is largely the same as it is in the Pre-Crisis comics. In Superman II (1981), Lois learns of Clark's dual identity, and the two fall in love. In the Fortress of Solitude, Clark is told by the computerized version of his mother that, as a Kryptonian, he cannot be with a human woman unless he chooses to be human. He then sacrifices his powers to be with Lois. After a night together there, they return to the world, only to find that Zod and his two allies have taken over the world. Clark decides that he must return to the Fortress and get his powers back. After defeating Zod, it is clear the two cannot be together. He uses some sort of power to wipe her memories of their love affair (and his true identity) with a kiss (in the Richard Donner cut of the film, he does this by turning the Earth back and reversing time). Lois continues to appear in the next two films of the franchise, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. In the latter, he briefly shows his identity to her again, before once again erasing her memories with a kiss.
The 2006 film Superman Returns acts as a lose sequel to Superman and Superman II. Lois is incensed by Superman's having left Earth for five years, in particular that he never said goodbye to her. She won a pulitzer prize for her story "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." She is raising a young son, Jason White, with her fiance, Richard White (Perry's nephew), whom she continually delays marrying. When Superman returns, she ultimately forgives him and begins writing an article "Why the World Needs Superman." Jason is revealed to be Superman's son (presumably conceived during their time together in the Fortress of Solitude). Although still with Richard at the end of the film, it is clear she is in love with Superman.
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