Entertainment Weekly informs us that Diane Lane has been named to play Martha "Ma" Kent in Zach Snyder's new Superman.
Diane Lane is actually the second official cast member, with Henry Cavill being named as Clark Kent/Superman.
On Diane Lane, Director Zack Snyder said the following:
”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,” Synder said in the release. “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 new Superman is set to fly into theaters faster than a speeding bullet in December 2012.
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