A Major Lois Lane Development Confirmed for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

Amy Adams as Lois Lane


While watching “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” sharp-eyed fans would have noticed a pregnancy kit prominently positioned during a scene with a grieving Lois Lane.

Director Zack Snyder has confirmed with Vanity Fair that he had planned for it to be revealed that Lois was pregnant with Clark Kent’s child, and that their son would eventually go on to become the next Batman.

“Lois is pregnant at the end of the movie,” Snyder said. The pregnancy test can be seen in her nightstand—with a label from the fictional brand Force Majeure, a French phrase that basically translates to “unforeseeable circumstances.”

Her pregnancy is another storyline Warner Bros. wanted to cut from Snyder’s movie before he left the project originally in 2017, he said. “That was always my hope, but they made me not do it, originally. But I got it in.”

Presumably, this baby was conceived before Superman’s death in Batman v Superman. (They did have that romantic bathtub scene, which may have been more important than viewers realized.)

Remember at the beginning of all this, when Snyder said a new Batman would replace Affleck’s Bruce Wayne? “It was going to be Lois and Superman’s son,” the filmmaker said. “He doesn’t have any powers, and then he was going to end up being the new Batman.”

The Snyderverse would have flash-forwarded to a scene in which Clark Kent and Lois Lane take their now grown son to visit a familiar location. There, they ask him to pick up the crusade of their fallen friend. “Twenty years later, on the anniversary of [Batman’s] death, they take young Bruce Kent down to the Batcave and they say, ‘Your Uncle Bruce would’ve been proud if you did this,’” Snyder said.

“Anyway,” the director added. “Something like that.”

At the end of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” when Bruce Wayne reveals to Clark Kent that he saved the farm by buying the bank that foreclosed on the property, Bruce congratulates Clark. As fans, we presume he’s congratulating him on his engagement, but perhaps he’s actually congratulating him on the pregnancy.

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March 20, 2021 6:55 pm

His whiteboards showed that it was Bruce’s son. That she had been in a relationship with Bruce and gotten pregnant. TBH, I always felt Lois and Clark’s relationship in BvS felt awkward, like something was wrong between them. They just didn’t jive on screen with good chemistry. I wasn’t sure if it was intentional or not. But after reading what Snyder wanted to do, it made sense to me all of a sudden. So in context of how they were in BvS and Lois at a loss needing comfort, Bruce feeling guilty may have approached her, the time between BvS… Read more »

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March 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

That particular idea was scrapped even before the script was written, and as the computer-mouse scene shows, they continued to pursue hints of “WonderBat” and their chemistry… The current JL takes place only a month-or-so after BvS… not enough time for Lois to complete mourning, to return to work (and be paid), or start a relationship with someone else, much less Bruce. I think the ultimate theme of the scrapped idea is loving people who you choose to adopt (Zack having four adopted children himself), but this particular way to get there is probably a bridge too far for most… Read more »

March 20, 2021 7:45 pm
Reply to  DrAwkward

No that doesn’t make sense in so many levels. 1. Only 2 weeks after being pregnant do signs of pregnancy start. So if we are going with 1 month, maybe more, she’s JUST NOW taking a pregnancy test? 2. It’s been a month maybe more, that’s not enough time for mourning and returning to work? Tell me 1 job, just 1, where you’re a 9 to 5 worker and 4 to 6 weeks is allowed off for “mourning.” 5 days is all I’ve ever known to he allowed. 3. How long of a time does BvS cover? From the time… Read more »

March 20, 2021 7:50 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

DrAwkward’s response actually makes sense. If Lois is pregnant with Clark’s baby, then there’s plenty of time for signs to start showing, which is usually around 6-8 weeks. The bathtub scene doesn’t seem to be a Snyder quote, it seems to be the article guessing that’s when it happens.

March 20, 2021 8:52 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

From Zack himself: There’s no indication of WHEN the test was used. It’s sitting in a drawer. It could have been used weeks ago or hours. Kept for the same reasons people keep anything. “Martha” indicates she hasn’t been back to work since Clark died. Lois is LITERALLY NOT a 9-to-5 worker. By your logic, she wouldn’t have been free to chase down a lead in the Arctic Circle, return to Perry with copy, then go BACK to Canada to ask about “Joe” and trace his path back to Smallville, KS (all for a story she ultimately doesn’t publish). When… Read more »

March 22, 2021 12:47 am
Reply to  DrAwkward

Fair enough. Well even given that fact, you’re not going to get over a month off to mourn. Name it dude, name the company that lets its employees take over a month off for “mourning.” name it. Ok, that’s fair, she’s an investigative journalist. She gets to do all kinds of crazy stuff. I used “9 to 5” as a way to illustrate she had a normal job, but if you want to pull that card, then back it up with the proof. No, no that’s not true. There are morning sickness and other things that jump out and say,… Read more »

March 21, 2021 8:10 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

They mentioned that four months had transpired after the boxes had ruptured from Superman’s death. Lois didn’t look four months pregnant and even if she still looked small for four months, she would have felt nausea within six weeks. So why keep the pregnancy test for all that long. I know some keep the device as a souvenir, but the box looked unopened as she only just bought it.

I also have heard of the idea that Batman and Lois hooked up and I believe that is what is happening. Yeah, I do believe the congratulations were for the engagement.

March 22, 2021 9:48 am
Reply to  victor4782

I don’t know why people keep mentioning nausea (or any other of the symptoms hollywood typically uses) as a sure sign of pregnancy. Women feel or DON’T feel all kinds of things durign pregnancy and no 2 are alike. NO ONE can predict how any woman will feel or what they will or will not feel. And there have been MANY preganacy’s where a woman doesn’t know until she’s about to give birth 25-30-40 Weeks later. (look it up yourself)

March 20, 2021 7:18 pm

Big doubt there, Zack. This makes even less sense than the baby being Bruce’s. I know Zack isn’t the most eloquent person on the planet, but I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of steps you’d need to take to get to the conclusion of “we love you son, now dress up like a bat and break every bone in your body on a daily basis, we’ll bake you a pie”. I haven’t seen the whiteboards, but I have seen the Snyder Cut. Twice. Let me tell you; if you go in knowing that at some point Lois was… Read more »

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March 20, 2021 7:21 pm

In an interview with Esquire, Zack shares how JL3 would have been Superman leading both the League and the Armies of Man against Darkseid; with Diana as Queen of the Amazons and Arthur as King of Atlantis; and Batman having sacrificed himself, Superman has to step in as leader and is the one humanity trusts:

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It’s a way for Batman to contribute significantly without being carried by the godlike League.

March 20, 2021 8:03 pm

So with Lois being pregnant with Clark’s baby and being engaged to Clark, that would mean Superman is now a domesticated Superman. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It has worked well with other iterations of Superman in my opinion.

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