Diane Lane has accepted the role of Clark Kent’s adoptive mother Martha Kent in the upcoming reboot of the Superman franchise. Lane, portraying the role in the Zack Synder director movie replaces Eva Marie Saint who appeared as the same character in the 2006 movie Superman Returns.
The new movie, titled Superman: Man of Steel will play the mother to Henry Cavill, 27, was was cast last month as the man of steel.
According to Synder:
“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.”
Jonathan Kent is rumored as a potential role for Kevin Costner and Viggo Mortensen is up for the role of General Zod.
In any case, it will be December 2012 before the movie will hit theaters and only if the production doesn’t run into any snags.