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Superman Battles Faora In "Man of Steel"

By Garth Franklin Thursday April 14th 2011 01:13PM

Faora looks to be the secondary villain in the upcoming Superman reboot "Man of Steel" for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures reports Latino Review.

In the comics Faora was a Kryptonian serial killer who targeted only men and was sentenced to the Phantom Zone for three centuries where she survived the destruction of Krypton. She also knew a special martial art that made her an extremely dangerous foe for Superman to face in hand-to-hand combat.

The character is better known for her more recent incarnations in the comics and in other media. General Zod's right-hand woman Ursa (Sarah Douglas) in "Superman II" was directly inspired by Faora. In "Smallville" she was portrayed as the wife of Zod.

What incarnation her character will take here is unsure, but with Michael Shannon set to play General Zod it's likely it will be something more akin to the "Superman II" version of the character.

The site adds that Jor-El and his wife Lara will be in the movie while Krypton will not be a crystal planet but look something more akin to the megacity planet Coruscant in the "Star Wars" movies. This is all rumor for now but LR did break the news that Zod was the lead villain along with the casting of Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as the Kents.

Meanwhile, Diane Lane tells E! Online that the film will "cover the entire range of years, from infancy on" of Kal-El/Clark Kent.

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