Oscar nominee Diane Lane (Secretariat) has been cast in Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot, alongside Mr. Britishy Brit winner Henry Cavill as Capeguy himself. She’ll be portraying Martha Kent, Superman’s (human) mom. Though she is a mere mortal, she brings the power of actor credibility to the team, and when she focuses this power, Lane can magnetically pull women over 35 into the theater, perhaps even if it’s a superhero movie.
Hopefully, Martha will love and guide a young Clark Kent into his role as Superman a littl faster than, say, 10 seasons of a television show. Yeah, it’s awesome to get quality actors into these talky-talk roles, but what about confirmation on the villains? And who has been cast as Explosion #37? Still no word from Warner Bros. on that, though we do have a quote about Martha Kent from Snyder:
“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,” Snyder said in a statement. “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.”
Superman leaps over tall buildings and into theaters December 2012. (Hollywood Reporter)