Diane Lane is the new Superman’s Ma Kent

"She can convey wisdom and wonder"

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Diane Lane has been cast as Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Clark Kent, in Zack Snyder's Superman.
 
The Unfaithful actress is the first name to sign on to Snyder’s new Man of Steel movie, after Henry Cavill was confirmed as Supes himself.
 
For Snyder, the role was vital to get right. He said this 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.”
 
Other cast members currently eyeing the production include Kevin Costner (for Pa Kent) and Viggo Mortensen (for General Zod).
 
Meanwhile, Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike have all been shortlisted for a lead female role, rumoured to be villainess Ursa.

Lane? Or lame? Happy to see Diane join the film's cast? Speak up below...

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    • BonesUk1980

      Mar 3rd 2011, 9:03

      Supermans mom is a MILF...

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 3rd 2011, 10:21

      next Charlize Theron as Aunt May..

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    • SiMan

      Mar 3rd 2011, 14:10

      Good choice - nothing to stipulate she should have been a sixty year old woman twining yarn (is that what you do with yarn?) on her porch all day

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    • CantSpellMyName

      Mar 3rd 2011, 16:56

      @Hadouken76 HAHAHA! WIN! :D

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    • mrblonde

      Mar 3rd 2011, 18:56

      Good casting. I like the way this film is coming together. The only thing I wish that they would do differently is pick another character besides Zod to be the main villain. I like the character and am sure that whoever is cast as him, (judging by the talent they are rumoured to be looking at) will do a good job but I wish that they would have opted to put Braniac, Doomsday or Darkseid in the new film. With any luck, they'll turn up in the sequels, if the film does well and they make any that is.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 3rd 2011, 19:46

      Man she's so hot, probably the only reason I watched Unfaithful.

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    • willow138

      Mar 4th 2011, 1:19

      @mrblonde i agree. Brainiac would be amazing but he may follow as logically he can be introduced subtly threw zods knowlegde of Krypton in a way similar to the end of Batman Begins with the Joker card. Doomsday is too formidable a villain for a first film. Although i would love to see a live action version of Superman Doomsday, perhaps 3rd movie in. Darkseid would rock as we could have characters like Granny Goodness etc. Love this piece of casting. She is sexy which is a new touch for Martha. nice

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    • Toph80

      Mar 4th 2011, 2:06

      Hmmmmm where i'm sure she will be brillaint in the role, she was great in unfaithful. But surely doesn't she look a little too young to play the earth mummy to supes?? I mean look at Cavill, she would surely have to b like 8in the film when they first come across him.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 4th 2011, 12:50

      Diane's 46 and Henry's 27 so it's not entirely weird.

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    • Illustratedman

      Mar 4th 2011, 16:59

      As ALI1748 points out the age discrepancy is not that far out of whack, 19 years old and having a baby on an American farm. Plus the make-up artists that work so hard to make Ms. Lane look so young in films can do just the opposite with fine results.

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    • hood65

      Mar 4th 2011, 17:07

      This is starting to sound like a remake of superman 2

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