“Did she say how big are you?”: Margot Kidder Flirting With Christopher Reeve’s Superman Sends DC Fans on a Nostalgic Ride

Margot Kidder presented one of the best versions of Lois Lane alongside Christopher Reeve's Superman.

Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve

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  • Recently Turner Classic Movies released an iconic Lois Lane and Superman scene from the 1978 Richard Donner film.
  • The fans were delighted to revisit the steamy and terrific chemistry between the fan-favorite superhero couple.
  • Margot Kidder is also hailed among fans for presenting an incredible take on Lois Lane, unlike Amy Adams in the Henry Cavill movies.
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A wide range of actors, from Kirk Alyn to Henry Cavill, have donned the Kryptonian cape of Superman. But a large section of DC fans hail Christopher Reeve as the definitive version of the character. Despite Henry Cavill’s fame in the role, unlike Reeve, his story ended abruptly when James Gunn took over DC Studios.

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Christopher Reeve is the best version of Superman
Christopher Reeve as Superman | DC Studios

Recently a clip shared by Turner Classic Movies gave us a look into the terrific chemistry shared between Christopher Reeve’s Superman and Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane. The fans were sent on a nostalgic ride as the clip, featuring an iconic scene from the 1978 Richard Donner film, presented the best live-action version of Lois Lane.

Was Christopher Reeve’s 1978 Superman the best portrayal of the character?

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A still from Christopher Reeve’s “cat rescuing moment” in the 1978 movie | Warner Bros. Pictures

Richard Donner impressed fans when he released the 1978 Superman movie with Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, and numerous others. The film was a massive box office success and a critical hit. While the film generated three sequels, the first part is hailed by many DC fans as the most memorable portrayal of the Last Son of Krypton’s story.

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In an Instagram video posted by Turner Classic Movies, the fans revisited the iconic scene of the first interaction of Lois Lane and Superman in the 1978 film. The clip featured a mature take on the characters’ chemistry as Lois Lane flirtily asks “How big are you?”. It was immediately followed by another awkward moment as Lane states I assume then, that the—the rest of your bodily functions are normal?”. 

Margot Kidder played the best Lois Lane
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman | Warner Bros. Pictures

Despite the popularity of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, many fans complain about Amy Adam’s Lois Lane. It stands as one of the worst versions to date. However, Margot Kidder’s version is the opposite and adds a rom-com dynamic to the otherwise usual superhero flick. In the comments of the post, fans also noted that it is a carefully crafted s*xual scene.

As user Sierra Randall commented: “Wait? Wait a minute. Did she say how BIG are you?!?!”, other fans also became nostalgic and joined the fun. Another user Andre Clemons commented: “Lois let the intrusive thought slip.” Nobody can deny that like Reeve, the late actress had an incredible part in the movie and was more than a Damsel in Distress.

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James Gunn may feature a beautiful take on Superman and Lois Lane’s relationship

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Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Amazon Prime Video

After what Zack Snyder did in Man of Steel, countless DC enthusiasts were worried about the fate of Rachel Brosnahan in DCU’s Superman. However, with James Gunn promising a more hopeful and light take on the Last Son of Krypton through David Corenswet, we may get a beautiful relationship between Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

Recently, in a tweet by @DCVerso1, we got a leaked photo of Brosnahan’s Lois Lane in her iconic purple dress. The leaks of Superman and other characters have confirmed that Gunn will infuse his signature vibrancy in the first DCU theatrical movie as well.

On the other hand, Guardians of the Galaxy films have shown that the director can also handle relationships and emotions masterfully. With this incredible blend, James Gunn’s Superman may set a new standard for the Kryptonian superhero in live-action.

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Superman will be released on July 11, 2025.

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.