Diane Lane On The DCEU’s ‘Martha’-Gate

There’s a lot of bile targeted at Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” with much of it saved for the big moment towards the film’s finale when the at odds pair stop trying to kill each other. Why? Because they realise their moms were both named Martha.

Lauren Cohan and Diane Lane play Martha Kent and Martha Wayne respectively in the film. Cohan’s role was merely a flashback cameo, but Lane played a key supporting character in both this and “Man of Steel”.

During a recent interview with THR, Lane confirmed that she will be reprising the role for “Justice League”: “I don’t think I’m allowed to talk much about it. But it was good for me, selfishly, to have a reunion with everyone and meeting some of the new characters.”

Lane went on to discuss a desire to work with Nicole Kidman (who will play Aquaman’s mother in flashbacks), and then was quizzed on the ‘Martha’ scene. She says she doesn’t understand the fuss over it: “It’s the compassion for a man who’s lost his mother. When you understand the wound, you can work better with people.”

“Justice League” opens in cinemas on November 17th.