When Lex Luthor pushed Lois Lane from the roof in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice he may not have been worried about Lois dying and taken a chance in pushing her.

But how did Superman know that Lois was falling to catch her in time?

  • Super-hearing + super-speed = happy Lois. He must have reacted after the push to the scream.
    – Longshanks
    Commented Aug 31, 2018 at 11:46
  • @Longshanks , but he was not able to hear his mother getting abducted, nor was he able to figure out where she was kept captive
    – Prem
    Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 4:20
  • Wasn't his mother abducted while she was in Kansas?Perhaps you could ask that as a separate question.
    – Longshanks
    Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 8:03
  • His mother was in a different city (way too far)
    – Huangism
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 19:13

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He knew, once he heard her screams

Superman can hear up to 500,000 Hz and has the best hearing, that we know of, in the DCEU according to this video:

How Powerful is DCEU Superman

As noted in the video Superman has the ability to hear everything up to approximately 1400 miles.

Once he heard Lois' screams, he used his 2,656,735 mph potential top flight speed (source) to fly from Kansas to catch her.

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