Originally Posted by godisawesome
Okay, so we all know that:
A) it looks like Lois will be interacting directly with Superman and most likely Clark Kent as well in this movie, and that
B) the old joke is she must be blind if she can't tell one is the other.
So, what do you guys think of this theory:
She knows. From the moment Clark walks in with his glasses on, she knows he's Superman. But instead of going for the scoop of her life in exposing his secret, she respects him and his mission enough to refrain from revealing his identity. Or, alternatively, she repeatedly attempts to privately confirm her suspicions ala her M.O. in the Silver Age, but still restrains from threatening his life.
That seems like big change up to the usual manner of usiness but without also encouraging huge rewrites of characterization, provided we see her as her own hero as much as a reporter.
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she helps him come up with the disguise and is instrumental in getting him a role at the Planet. Both her and Perry White could be in on his secret identity. It'd be a new dynamic but it might circumvent the 'old joke' you mention. If the main people he interacts with as Clark are in on the secret it means no need for the 'play along' and wouldn't require the audience to suspend their disbelief.