Warner Brothers announced Wednesday night that the role of Superman’s adoptive mother will be portrayed by Diane Lane. Martha Kent raises the baby “Man of Steel” as her own after he crash lands on the Kent’s cornfield in Smallville.
“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,” director Zak Snyder said. “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.”
The only other main role in the Christopher Nolan-produced film that has been announced is that of Superman himself, whose tights will be filled by True Blood and The Tudors-star Henry Cavill. However, other actors are rumored to be considered for the film, including Kevin Costner.