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Diane Lane Joins Zack Snyder's 'Superman' As Martha Kent

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 3, 2011 at 3:51AM

Zack Snyder Says Joe Manganiello Was The Runner Up For Clark KentAnother piece of the puzzle of Zack Snyder's gestating "Superman" has been filled in tonight.
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Zack Snyder Says Joe Manganiello Was The Runner Up For Clark Kent



Another piece of the puzzle of Zack Snyder's gestating "Superman" has been filled in tonight.

Warner Bros. has announced that Diane Lane has joined the film in the role of Martha Kent or for those of you in the dark, Mommy Clark Kent. It's hard to believe that with all the rumors swirling that it's only the second piece of confirmed casting following Henry Cavill. Kevin Costner was recently revealed to be up for Jonathan Kent aka Daddy Kal-El though nothing is yet signed and sealed. But Ma and Pa Kent played by Lane and Costner? Frankly, that's a pretty solid pairing.

Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but the villain has been outed as General Zod, despite Snyder's denials last year, with Viggo Mortensen being sought for the part. As much as we have our reservations about Snyder directing this thing, we will say the casting so far is top notch and it does bode well for the film.

And an interesting piece of trivia: In last week's EW (via Vulture; not yet online) Snyder confirms earlier reports that "True Blood" star Joe Manganiello was in the final running for Clark Kent -- and got down to the final two -- but that for whatever ephemeral reason (maybe because people laughed while he was in costume?) he didn't get it. "Joe's a great guy," said Snyder. "I really liked him. It was about seeing a quality that inspires this inexplicable, mysterious, cool emotion that says, 'That's my guy.'" He clearly didn't have "that thing."

Meanwhile, in the last piece of "Superman"-related news Moviehole reports that Snyder and Warner Bros. are interested in Daniel Day Lewis for an unidentified role (though they say it might be General Zod). Sure, and we're interested in dating Brooklyn Decker outside her marriage, but it doesn't mean it's going to happen. While it could be true that they're interested, who isn't interested in Daniel Day Lewis? This is total pie in the sky wishlist thinking and if Guy Ritchie can't get him for "Sherlock Holmes" and their kids go to school together, that aint gonna happen. Oh well, something nice to dream about when you're watching "Superman" in December 2012.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Actresses, Zack Snyder, Super Hero Films, Joe Manganiello, Daniel Day-Lewis, Man Of Steel


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