Henry Cavill's Superman now has a mom: Diane Lane has been cast in the role of Martha Kent for director Zack Snyder's new take on Supes, according to a press release.
Lane will play the Kryptonian's adopted mother, who finds Superman as a baby in a rocketship, which crash lands in Smallville. Snyder said in a statement, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”
The role of her husband, Jonathan, has yet to be cast, but there's a lot of buzz around Kevin Costner for that role.
As for the villain, the Hollywood Reporter says that Viggo Mortensen is being eyed to play General Zod, best known as the leader of a trio of Kryptonian fugitives in "Superman II."
Then there's the iconic role of Lois Lane: according to Variety, Alice Eve ("She's Out of My League"), Diane Kruger ("Unknown") and Rosamund Pike ("Pride & Prejudice") are all vying to take on the part of Clark Kent's co-worker/Superman's love interest. (Fun fact, two of the three are English, like Cavill, and Kruger is German.)
What do you think of Lane as Martha Kent, and the other actors being considered for the movie (currently set to hit theaters late next year)?
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So "Smallville" has been on t.v for 10 years..and instead of just moving it to the big screen, Hollywood in it's infinite wisdom is giving it a total do-over.
I don't see why they should. When Star Trek:TNG finished after 7 seasons, it went on to make another 4 feature films before the series was rebooted with Star Trek (2009). The way the smallville t.v series is going plot wise, it could easily pick up into a feature film, and still leave lots of room for new viewers to pick up on it.
Boo to the superman movie :(
I don't know, she still looks kinda young to be superman's mom
For some reason Superman has had a really difficult time at the movies ever since Superman 2.
I hope this new one can pull the franchise out of the gutter, otherwise we may not see another one for another decade.
It doesn't matter who plays "Superman" because no one can out perform Christopher Reeves as the iconic superhero. Diane Lane is a great choice and although Teri Hacther did a great job I think Scarlett Johannson will be a great Lois Lane.
I guess I'm the only one who liked "Superman Returns". I liked the story line of Lois Lane's son actually exibiting some of his real father's strength (This little kid throws a grand piano at one ot he bad guy-obiviously the bad guy didn't get back up). I thought that was an intriguing twist. And I LOVED KEVIN SPACEY AS LUX LUTHOR!!!! What a great villan! Diane Lane will be great as Martha Kent.
Diane lane would have better chemistry with George Clooney than Kevin Coster. At least Clooney still has is hair. Lol!
They should stop doing remakes of old movies and come up with something new.
With the production crew on this movie, it will be hard to screw this movie up. Zach Snyder is an amazing director and Goyer is an amazing writer! Whatever cast they decide
to use I trust they know what their doing!
I think Kevin Costner will be great! Diane Lane will be too.
Richard Gere, well he can make chemistry with all the ladies but I think Kevin Costner is perfect for the role. Viggo will also be an evil Zod, I can't wait to see the remake. I fell totally in love with Christopher Reeve and those nice blue eyes when I was 7, so for my time he will always be the man of steel. I hope he rests in peace.
It's never good to get cast as someone's mom. I guess next up for her is a series of Depends commercials.
Don't you people in charge of this movie dare give lohan a part in this movie
Oh, I don't know. Lohan could be really good in this. They could cast her as Jailbird Girl, whose evil super power is getting out of rehab. And she has a magic ankle bracelet.
I agree with B-ri, Luthor and Zod's been done and there's a whole lineup of villains to work with, so, to the writers of the new Cavill Superman movie, come up with some of those villains that test Superman's mettle.
Darksied or Brainiac are MORE of a true powerful villain worthy of Superman and also put in something about the mysterious Project: Cadmus and the classic hero The Guardian (as a teaser bit for the next Cavill sequel).
all this noise just because the last movie failed so miserably...
keep cavill as superman, dustin diamond as clark kent
how fitting, since she also played Superman's (George Reeves') girlfriend in Hollywoodland...
Bad choice, just look at her son Freddy Kruger and the way he turned out
They have to take the time to cast the right actors. thats why the last movie sucked the actors were horrible. I don't understand how they can a good spidey a good batman but can't make a good superman.
as far as i know this is going to be a trilogy, so i think it would be good to have zod in the first offering which then gives us braniac doomsday metallo or any of the other villains mentioned above for the next 2 movies. as long as theres no sign of mark pillow reprising his role as nuclear man we'll be fine ha ha.
The old school Supermans... Classic but cheesey, Superman Returns was a complete disaster. HORRIBLE and should be stricken from the history of movies. If they do make another... NO Kevin Costner! If they did a Lex Luthor/Doomsday combo and left the ending open, that would be awsome. Have DD come in at the 1hr mark, have an all out brawl between big blue and DD towards the end. Superman goes down things go blurry, DD comes up. ROLL CREDITS.
I wrote the comment that begins Diane Lane is one
of my favorite actresses...on 03/04 at 2:57 a.m. They signed it bill. My name is Sue. Let's get it right people!
Just wanted to set that straight. Thanks!
Who plays the big S? It doesn't matter about the step-dad. He dies early on. I don't know if Costner will like dying off early. He is the type that would try and figure out how he could make his step-son second fiddle behind him! Lane will be fine. He still looks pretty hot and who knows maybe she will meet up with a new dude and have some fun. Kruger would be nice for Lois. She should be able to keep Supe up and about. His problems being around her would be his tights. They show everything! He might not be able to fly straight till his rudder comes down. When is this coming out?
Diane Lane is one of my favorite actresses. She is so beautiful and talented. Her last few movies have been good – saw 'em all- but they have not really been the stuff someone of her status deserves. I don't think this sounds like it will be any different. I think we are in serious need of movie material our best actresses are so deserving of!
I felt the last Superman movie was missing something, so I watched the older ones and figured it out. With the exception of the last one (vs the solar powered villain lol) all the villains have real opportunity to harm superman. Lex has brains, the 3 criminals from krypton had superman's powers and richard pryor had genius with charisma. With today's special effects anything beneath a start to finish action movie will fail in my opinion. Zod vs Superman battles have the ability to be amazing. I'd like to see Bizarro superman too. I'd also like them to not make superman a deadbeat dad in this one. Lol
I hope they throw in some gratuitous female nudity by way of Supermans X ray vision in this one. I think that would greatly enhance our understanding of Superman's admiration of the human condiditon.
Lol @ the tweens who want the smallville cast. It'd a bunch of no names and nobodies on a tv channel no one watches.
How about Richard Gere as Diane Lane's husband? They have proven great chemistry together three times before.
kevin costner would be great!
Why not bring the super friends 2 the big screen with apache chief wonder twins and black lighting
I am so tired of the superman movies, it is either Lex or Zod. There are so many other cool villains like Darkseid or Doomsday.
i serously agree with you on this. the problem is its a reboot so lex or zod is the obvious choice, especially lex since that is usually the first villian superman has. if they do lex in this one or zod i am really hoping they do branic in then next one.
I'm also not cool about zod coming back. My vote for main villain would be brainiac. Basically just film the first 3 episodes of the animated series in live action and end with superman fighting brainiac
Michael Rosenbaum was a perfect Lex Luther. I cant imagine anyone else playing the part. I, too, think Diane Lane is too young for Martha Kent. The cast of Smallville was perfect. I for one would love to see Tom Welling as the Man of Steel in the movie version.
depends on Diane Lane. heres the thing. chances are their wont be much of old martha kent running around in the movie. just a young martha kent when they first find Kal-El. so therefore her age is quite appropiate for this.
Back in the 40's and 50's when I was reading Superman in the comic books, the Kents were quite older
looking than Ms. Lane. As a matter of fact they looked old enough to be Clarks grandparents.
I do think Ms. Lane could play the part just fine. They could grey her hair up some.
Totally agree with those who said, cast the cast of "SMALLVILLE"...you won't go wrong. They would be more believable than anything that you dig up. Kevin Costner would wreck the movie. You need a unidentifiable couple for Superman's adopted parents.
I like viggo as zod and the alice eve from "shes out of my league" as lois lane. i dont want superman to be played as older they casted someone younger to do this as a young superman which is good timing since Smallville is wrapping up this year. it wont be the origin story that batman begins was as they dont really need to change how he came to earth nor could they. however, they can change how he becomes superman through flashbacks, for those of you who read earth one superman hes written a little darker but becomes happier when he makes the decision to be the man of steel.
No way....She too young and beautiful....http://usedbooks4cash.blogspot.com/
YES get the cast of SMALLVILLE!!!!!!!!!!!
after 10 years, their chemisty, acting, and portrayal of the characters.. can make this movie a REAL BLOCKBUSTER unlike superman returns, but it was as if he NEVER actually "showed up"...
These actors/actresses are too young, if any resemblance to the original story is to be maintained.
Diane Lane – YES!! Kevin Costner – OH HELL NO!!!
If the words "truth justice and the American way" are not featured in this movie, then I'll sit this one out, too.
Ahhhh, you believe in fairytales.
Good for you
Who cares, they will make millions n u all are wasting ur time reading this story ;)
Did I miss who's playing Superman?
Its not joan rivers you uninformed twit.
Superman will be played by joe piscapo.
Joan Rivers as the evil temptress
This script is supposed to be set for when superman is in his mid-40s. The previous movies he was way younger. And no this is not a reboot. Just another story in a comic book.
Is the creative well really that dry that we need another Superman movie? “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman." I thought it was the writers of the comic book who did that?
Get the cast of Smallville!!!
Yeah, they could fetch coffee for the real actors
Smallville totally SUCKS!!!
Sandra Bullock would make a great Lois Lane!!!
Sandra Bullock could play Lois Lane's mom.
Sandra could play Lois lanes dopey sister.?
Alice Kriege would be perfect as Lois Lane
Alice Krige, while a great actress, is about 56 years old. Did you mean she should play Martha Kent? Cause that would work.
1. So is this going to be yet *another* telling-of-the-origin? How many movies do we need that explain how Superman came to Earth?
2. Alice, Rosamund, Diane, whoever- *Anybody* but Kate Bosworth. Worst... Lois Lane... ever!
I can't stand origin movies. I don't care how it started, just give me a good story. I hate waiting until 3/4 in before we see the first fight.
Why are they remaking the Superman movies from the 70's and 80's when there is a lot more elements and characters to introduce to the franchise? What about characters like Brainiac, Ultra Humanite, Parasite, Project Cadmus, Darkseid, Bizarro, but Zod? I'll even take Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor again cause no one out does Lex Luthor. Come up with some fresh ideas instead of recycling old movies.
Agreed. With such an array of villains, why are they resorting to the same ones?? RIDICULOUS.
As soon as I saw the villain was zod I rolled my eyes and figured I'd skip it.
Also, shes a great actor and will do it well!!
Please make a good superman this time! Take a look at what Marvel does, get it up to that kind of level or don't do it please!
Just don't look at: Daredevil, Blade 2 (and 3), both Fantastic Four movies, The Hulk (the Ang Lee one), Spider-Man 3, X-Men 3, Elektra...
Just letting Henry Hanks know that Diane Kruger is Nicholas Cage's Love Interest in both of the National Treasure Movies. I just noticed the "Unknown" next to her name and thought I would help out.
Uknown is the name of the latest movie, where Diane Kruger acted.
Kevin Costner? But don't movies auto-fail if he's cast in them? I think that's the law.
I guess you missed "Dances with Wolves."
"No Way Out" was also pretty good, but two exceptions don't make a rule.
How Bout The Guardian that was Actually Successful
He also missed Field of Dreams, The Untouchables, and JFK.
And Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. That was quality.
Costner has two bad movies, The Postman and WaterWorld. Both post-apoc. That doesn't bode well for a Superman movie, but does Krypton suffer the curse or not??
Actually, the new rule is: Any movie that doesn't have at least a cameo by Zach Galifianakis is an automatic fail, and probably won't even be greenlit. Also, Costner was the bomb in Bull Durham and Silverado!
I'm in total agreement
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