Diane Lane will play Martha Kent in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The studio made the announcement late yesterday adding that Lane will play “the only mother Clark Kent has ever known.” Snyder added “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. 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.”
Lane is only the second official piece of confirmed casting in the project after Henry as the new Clark Kent/Superman. At last report Kevin Costner and Viggo Mortensen were tipped for Jonathan Kent and General Zod respectively, but no serious movement has happened on either role. Mortensen’s deal for “Snow White and the Huntsman” is looking to be almost done which would rule him out of the running for “Superman” due to conflicting shooting schedules.