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NEXT: The Stranger’s Backstory on SUPERMAN & LOIS 1×07 Directed By ARROW’s David Ramsey

Superman & Lois

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The next Superman & Lois — titled Man of Steel — dives into the Stranger’s back story and reveals he is not Captain Luthor but DC Comics’ John Henry Irons from another Earth, whose wife Lois Lane was killed by a gone-dark Superman. Their daughter Natalie helped him build the Steel suit.

Some DC sleuths figured it out but Superman & Lois did a good job of keeping the big reveal a surprise.

 

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Arrow’s David Ramsey was the perfect fit to direct this pivotal episode which shows us why John Henry Irons (Wole Parks) is doing what he’s doing and what his Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch) meant to him.

DAVID RAMSEY DIRECTS THE EPISODE — Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) struggles to help Jordan (Alex Garfin) who is grappling with a new power. Meanwhile, Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) enlists Clark’s help which leads to a surprise encounter. Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jordan Elsass, Dylan Walsh, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette and Wole Parks also star. (#107). The episode was directed by David Ramsey and written by Jai Jamison.

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Steel suit.

Superman & Lois showrunner: Todd Helbing.

Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alexander Garfin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Dylan Walsh, Wolé Parks, Adam Rayner, Sofia Hasmik and Stacey Farber.

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This is one of three Arrowverse directing gigs for David Ramsey this season.

Like his Arrow co-star Stephen Amell, Ramsey was a Superman & Lois superfan from the start.

David Ramsey aka Diggle agreed.

Later Stephen Amell commented on Ramsey’s Instagram post.

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Ramsey talked to TV Line about  how cinematic Superman & Lois is.

You’re floating between three anamorphic lenses, to get that aspect ratio – that’s the technical stuff — and it’s just a different pace. Tonally, it’s a different pace. – David Ramsey to TV Line.

And in terms of story.

I don’t think it’s a small secret that it’s a family show that has Superman in it, and you feel that. You feel that in the scope, in the way it’s shot, you feel that in the writing, and obviously in the performances. And that’s not taking away anything from the other shows. It’s just a different type of pace, and a different look. I mean, the pilot was incredibly cinematic, and it set the tone. We were all playing catch-up in the sense that the pilot had months to shoot it, while each episode has 10 days. So, you’re trying to keep that scope, that look and that pace that the pilot had, and I think every episode has done a great job of that. But that show was very different than most of the Arrowverse.  — David Ramsey to TV Line

Ramsey told EW how his work as an actor-director was a good fit because Superman & Lois is more performance-oriented than other Arrowverse shows.

I think part of what I brought — particularly with Wolé [Parks] and Bitsie [Tulloch], because they have some pretty heavy lifting in the episode — was [telling the actors], “Whatever your choices are, do it. Try it again. Dig into that, or pull back from that.” I think one of my talents as an actor-director was to allow the technical experts in the visual and special effects departments to be there without interfering with these heavy moments Wolé had in this episode. — David Ramsey to EW.

But the next Superman & Lois is not one of his five Arrowverse guest-star roles. Ramsey will appear as John Diggle in a later episode.

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