Richard White is a reporter of the Daily Planet and the nephew of it's editor, Perry White. He is engaged to Lois Lane and believes he is the father of Lois and Superman's son, Jason. He greets Clark Kent who returned fom a 5 year leave of absence. Lois tells Richard that she never loved Superman. Lex Luthor is the first one to doubt Richard's paternity of Jason, although Lois quickly insists in behalf of Richard's fatherhood. When Lex kidnaps Lois and her son, Richard rushes to the coordinates of the villain's ship to rescue his fiancée and child. However, they all end up caught within the kitchen galley. Superman arrives and rescues them. Richard flies his aquaplane out of the area, but Lois forces him back to rescue Superman. Richard brings the hero aboard the plane, removing pieces of shattered kryptonite out of his back. Luthor's plans are foiled when his continent is tossed into outer space. Richard White accompanies Lois and Jason, visiting Superman, who is recovering at the hospital.
- Richard White was played by James Marsden in the movie Superman Returns.