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Diane Lane cast as Superman’s mom!

Warner Brothers announced yesterday that Diane Lane has been cast in the upcoming Christopher Nolan-produced, Zach Snyder-directed Superman. She’ll play Martha Kent, the Kansas farmer who finds Superman as a baby, and raises him as her own.

Superman will be played by ‘The Tudors’ actor Henry Cavill.

Here’s the press release:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Oscar®-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, the only mother Clark Kent has ever known, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder stated, “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.”

Lane will star with Henry Cavill, who was recently announced as the new Clark Kent/Superman.

Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 8:08am
Filed under Christopher Nolan, Diane Lane, Zack Snyder | 2 Comments

Kevin Costner cast to play Superman’s dad!!

I love this news! I’m such a huge Kevin Costner fan, it’s not even funny. According to Movie Web, it was rumored for a while that Kevin would have a role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot. Now a source close to production is spilling the secrets on Kevin’s role in the new film!

If the source is correct, Kevin Costner will portray Clark Kent’s adoptive human earth father Jonathan “Pa” Kent, the man who finds baby Kal-El and raises him to become the superhero disguised as a mild mannered newspaper reporter.

Kevin Costner will be following in the footsteps of Glenn Ford, who played Pa in the original 1978 big screen version of Superman.

Look for this casting rumor to be confirmed in the next few days.

comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Henry Cavill. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.


Posted Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 8:08am
Filed under Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Zack Snyder | No Comments

Henry Cavill cast as new ‘Superman’!

Warners Bros. and Legendary Pictures have officially announced that Henry Cavill has been cast as the man of steel in the new Superman movie.

Cavill, 27, is best known for his role as of Charles Brandon on the Showtime series The Tudors. His latest film—aptly titled for the budding superhero—is Immortals, slated for release this fall.

Zack Snyder, who will be directing the Super reboot, says in a statement: “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”

Also rumored to be on the consideration list for the role of Clark Kent was Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello. Superman: Man of Steel is slated for release in December 2012.

What do you think about their choice? Last week it was rumored that Joe Manganiello was going to be the new Superman, and I loved that idea! But he def has a Superman look to him. I can see it!


Posted Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 8:08am
Filed under Superman, Zack Snyder | 4 Comments

‘True Blood’ being seriously considered for new ‘Superman’!

Christopher Nolan (‘Inception’) and Zack Snyder (‘300) have teamed up to remake the ‘Superman’ franchise, and they’re currently on the hunt for a new man of steel.

According the LA Times, that man may be ‘True Blood’ werewolf Joe Manganiello.

The actor spoke to Extra, saying, “It’s out there in the ether, we’ll see. I would be honored, I love Zack Snyder, I love Christopher Nolan, I’m a huge fan of both of them.”

Earlier, Jon Hamm had been thought to be under consideration for the role, but said at the Golden Globes that he was too old for the part.

Um, I don’t watch ‘True Blood’ – but by the looks of that picture – it’s time for me to start.

Posted Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 2:14pm
Filed under Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder | 5 Comments

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