Originally Posted by Senator Pleasury
This applies to every superhero.
We've seen Krypton so many times, and we know it explodes. Why don't we make Krypton survive and Lex Luthor being from there for the sake of make things different and new?
Oh yeah, they tried that and was universally panned.
That's chalk and cheese though. Krypton blowing up is essential to the story. Lois finding out before doesn't make a massive difference because as always Lois eventually finds out and this way made her look like she wasn't stupid. I think it was much better that she found out. Some stuff can be changed and others can't, the love triangle has been done to death and Superman needed (for me) a reinvention with a few aspects and this was definitely one of them.