Re: Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)
I'm not a Smallville fan, but I'm pretty sure the only reason most people loved Chloe was because of the really cute actress playing her.
That was certainly a large part of it, but throughout the series Chloe was always much more of the "Lois Lane" than even Lois was when she came along. To the point people actually were buying into the idea "Lois Lane" was Chloe's pen name (something she suggested using when wanting a job for the Planet, using the name of her cousin.)
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.