Thanks to a recent bulletin board prop that was auctioned off for Zack Snyder's The Man of Steel we have some more interesting details about Lois Lane and why she's spending time in Smallville. I just assumed she was there hanging out with Clark Kent, but it seems like there's more to it than that. If you decide to read ahead just know that the information might be considered being a spoiler.
The bulletin board prop came from the apartment of Lane, and on it there is a newspaper article revealing that there's some kind of poisoning in Metropolis... "about a poisoning of the Metropolis area by an unknown contamination." The article goes into detail about a high school girl and her family having some health problems.
There's also some pictures of some black rocks, rocks that were spotted on the Smallville set found at the place were Kal-El crashed on earth. There's a possibility that this could Black Kryptonite.
So if we start putting these bits of information together... Metropolis, the poisoning and the black rocks, we find that Lane is led to Smallville to investigate because she finds out that perhaps something similar happened there as well, and she's found a connection with the the black rocks, that smallville could possibly be the source. While in Smallville, Lane meets Clark for the first time in this version of the story. This is all speculation, but it makes sense.
Cosmic Book News goes into even further speculation asking the following questions... "Is Superman the cause of the poison (radiation)? Is Zod somehow behind this? Or how about Dr. Emil Hamilton?! Hamilton teased he might be a scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs (located in Metropolis), and that he enjoys his work. Could be his works gets away from him — or not."
What do you think all of these clues mean?
Man Of Steel hits theaters on June 14th, 2013 and it stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.