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Superman's Mom Will Be Way Hotter Than Lois Lane: Diane Lane Cast As Martha Kent

By TK Burton | Industry | March 3, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | March 3, 2011 |

I admit, 75% of my reason for posting this was to give me the opportunity to do an image search for Diane Lane, who, at 46, is roughly 376% hotter than most actresses 20 years her junior. Which is what makes this news kind of odd. It’s not odd that she’s been cast in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man Of Steel — she’s a fantastic actress. It’s odd that she’s playing Superman’s mother.

Yes indeedy, Warner Brothers has announced that the lovely Ms. Lane has been cast as Martha Kent, making the Kent family pretty interesting. Kevin Costner is alleged to be playing Jonathan Kent (as of yet this isn’t officially confirmed, but it seems like it’s pretty much in the bag), which makes a hell of a combo when it comes to Clark’s parents.

Which leads me to ask: who the hell is going to play Lois Lane? They’re gonna need to find a pretty luminous young woman to stack up to Diane Lane. Should be interesting. What’s also curious is that the Kents apparently are going to be relatively young in Snyder’s picture, which leans more towards this being an early years picture. Which is not a particularly good thing. I won’t go on yet another rant about how I want to see Snyder advance the series a bit more, but for the love of god, please don’t make this a goddamn origin story. It’s Superman. Literally the entire world knows who he is and where he came from. No origin. No lame Lex Luthor as a villain. That’s what I’m asking for.

Oh, and Brainiac, if you’d be so kind (although if the Viggo Mortensen as Zod thing pans out, I could live with that).

But more importantly: Diane Lane.


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