One of the more interesting aspects of Man of Steel is Lois not only knowing that Clark is Superman, but having deduced that he was the guy anonymously rescuing all those people. Showing Lois Lane as a good enough journalist to do that kind of investigation is an important and positive change. And Henry Cavill agrees.
When talking to IGN, the actor explained:
“I think it’s essential [for Lois to know Clark’s secret] because if we’re trying to base it reality, there’s no way that Lois has these direct interactions with Superman, and then doesn’t recognize Clark sitting next to her in the office. If she falls in love with Superman, and she’s ignoring a guy who looks just like Superman, behaves just like him, and has the same kind of mannerisms and behavior, then what does that say about Lois? I like this relationship. She saves him just as much as he saves her.”
There are a significant number of fans (myself included) that would argue that Lois is, in many ways, on equal footing with Clark. Cavill was asked if he’d like the pair to more equal in the sequel.
“More equals? Well… Can you be equal in power to Superman? I don’t know.”
When explained that the question did not refer to physical power, but emotional power, the actor thought for a moment and responded:
“Yes, absolutely, but [brief pause] 100 percent.”
Cavill also answered a question about the end of Man of Steel and its abrupt change in tone. Why did the film go from horrific destruction and [SPOILER YOU DEFINITELY KNOW] Zod’s neck getting snapped to a light-hearted comedy beat with the Army guy?
“It wasn’t necessarily a comic effect that I was going for. I mean, I’m not looking at it from your perspective — how you see it — when I’m playing a character. I’m looking at it from a character’s personal experience, and what he’s going through internally. And at that stage of the story, he’s finally reached the [point] where he can be himself. And someone’s in on his secret, so he’s not alone any more. And there’s a different kind of energy behind that. There’s no longer this sense of, ‘I’m alone. What do I do? And now there are aliens invading, who are my people, who want to destroy my planet, and the people I’ve come to love.’ It’s now moved on from that. And so I don’t see that as a chance to play comedy, I see it more as Superman evolving and coming into his own.”
HT – Screen Rant