Every superhero has a mom. Even the bastard ones. And it’s looking like Superman‘s mom, Lara Lor-Van, will be played by Julia Ormond in Superman: Man of Steel. She will have to be something of a superhero herself, as her screen husband will be Russell Crowe. I wonder if kryptonite could weaken his surly demeanor?
Of course, the new Superman will be played by Henry Cavill, who doesn’t quite look young enough to be Ormond’s son, but I’m sure it will work out just fine if you slather the two of them in makeup and put her in an apron or something.
The Crowe-Ormond paternity set will give birth to the wunderkind raised by the duo of Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Ma and Pa Kent, who seem a lot more middle-American and in keeping with the corn-fed image of the comic hero. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine Russell Crowe even being able to raise a goldfish, even with the help of Ormond. (Deadline)