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Julia Ormond Will Get Motherly In 'Man Of Steel'

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 23, 2011 7:14 AM
6 Comments
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It looks like Superman has found his Mom.

Deadline reports, in what is likely to be the last piece of major casting, that Julia Ormond is in talks to take on the role of Lara Lor-Van, Superman's Krypton Mom in Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel." You've probably seen the respected actress in films like "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," "Che," "Smillas Sense Of Snow" and "Legends Of The Fall." She'll next be seen playing screen legend Vivien Leigh in "My Week With Marilyn." It's nice bit of casting for the superhero film, which is gearing up to go in front of cameras.

Ormond would play opposite Russell Crowe as Jor-El and join the cast of Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon and Antje Traue in the film. The film will hit theaters in late 2012.

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6 Comments

  • padre | June 23, 2011 10:52 AMReply

    Ah, the criticism hit a nerve. In your heart, you know Zod and origin was the wrong call. In truth, we should have seen this coming when the doucy nerd Snyder came on board. For a man who makes such pretty visuals, he has a surprising lack of imagination. If he can't literally pull an image off the comic book page, he has no idea what to do. He is a paint-by-numbers guy. Superman Returns felt like opening a dusty attic trunk, full of Donner relics. Having deemed this a colossal failure, Warner will now repeat the exercise in Superman II: The Snyder Cut.

  • shea | June 23, 2011 10:25 AMReply

    wow, "padre" those were the two douchiest, nerdiest posts I've seen in awhile.

    Way to complain about action scenes in a movie that haven't even been filmed yet.

  • padre | June 23, 2011 8:42 AMReply

    The thing is, Zod is such a boring and visually uninteresting foe. Yes, he is cheap and so I can see his appeal to the bean counters. "Hey, he is human looking and has all the same powers as Superman, so we don't have to pay out for any different effects!" Which is part of the problem. Boring. We'll see Superman use freeze breath, then see Zod use freeze breath. We'll see Superman throw something heavy, then see Zod throw something heavy. Snoozzzze.

    Meanwhile the Transformer trailer shows us buildings being eaten and eye-popping mechanical creatures. It is so frustrating that Superman movies never progress anywhere. Everything feels recycled and stale.

  • padre | June 23, 2011 8:30 AMReply

    "the last piece of major casting"

    This phrase depresses me. You know in your heart you were hoping that Zod would just show up at the beginning and another major villain would then take over. Brainiac, Metallo, somebody, anybody. Sigh. I have a very bad feeling about this movie.

  • Edward Davis | June 23, 2011 7:55 AMReply

    Heard Connie Nielsen was one of the actresses that were being considered. I guess that didn't happen.

  • KT | June 23, 2011 7:54 AMReply

    Once this and the Dark Knight Rises shits on the box office competition, WB will shovel every important DC property into Nolan's hands (except Wonder Woman; Winding Refn's probably got that on lock).

    ... And Green Lantern will get a reboot.

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