Warner Bros. Pictures announced the casting of Martha Kent in the new Superman movie today. Academy Award nominated Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Hollywoodland, Jumper) will play the Earth mother of Krypton’s last son.
Director Zack Snyder had this to say about the casting:
“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.”
As of now, Lane and actor Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent) are the only two stars officially announced for the movie. It is rumored that Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, Field Of Dreams) will have a part in the movie, most likely as Jonathan Kent.
By the way, do you know how hard it is to find a non-sexy image of Diane Lane?! I defy you to google her!
Zack Snyder’s Superman is set to be released in December 2012.