Considering that the Man of Steel took the 1990’s off when it came to appearing in theatrically released movies, it’s a good thing fans had Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman to help satisfy their fix.
Having ran for four seasons, it showed a more domestic side to the timeless icon, in addition to putting great emphasis on his career as a reporter at the Daily Planet. And, of course, there was the matter of him finally being married off to Lois Lane, something that’d actually been unheard of at the time.
In the time since the series wrapped, lead actor Dean Cain has been among various others to have shown up in other Superman-based projects. In fact, he’s helped the legacy live on by playing the villainous Curtis Knox on Smallville and by filling out the role of Jeremiah Danvers on the currently running Supergirl.
So, while we wait to see whether that Lois & Clark reunion will ever come to fruition, Cain seems content to keep Krypton’s flag flying in any way possible. Here’s what he had to say when recently speaking with SyFy:
“I would love it if Lois & Clark could be revived. I have some fun ideas about what I’d like to see happen, if we revisit these characters 25 years later. A lot of actors will try to distance themselves from a character, but I have always embraced playing the character, being part of the universe. Right now I’m Supergirl’s adoptive father, Jeremiah Danvers. If in 10 years I play Jor-El or some grandfather figure, I’m cool with that, too.”
It’s funny that he mentioned the possibility of playing Jor-El because that’s something I could see happening down the line as well. As you may have gotten the impression, the Superman family doesn’t break for for long on the TV side of things, for Krypton recently kicked off and we also have Metropolis in the pipeline. That said, who knows how the mythology will continue in a decade or so?