With rumors flying fast and furious over the last 48 hours about a new female lead
for the upcoming Superman reboot, word has come that the character may be someone that Superman has clashed with before.
The news arrived late last week that actresses Rosamund Pike (The Surrogates), Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) and Diane Kruger (Unknown) were auditioning for a role in director Zack Snyder's new take on the Man of Steel, and that it wasn't Lois Lane. Now Latino Review has revealed via a "trusted, reliable source" that the character is a "Kryptonian villainess" going by the name Ursa.
Of course, Ursa first appeared in 1978's Superman and 1981's Superman II as the henchwoman of evil Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp). Ursa was played in both films by British actress Sarah Douglas.
Does this mean that Zod himself will return to square off against Superman (Henry
Cavill) in the new film? No one knows. Here's what Snyder himself said recently about a rematch between Kal-El and Zod: "For now, it's just a rumor."
Latino Review's source also confirmed that Lois Lane is definitely in the film as well,
despite earlier reports that she may not be.
Just to throw another twist into the speculation running rampant online, Diane Kruger herself denied on Saturday that she was up for a role at all in Superman. Speaking to Coming Soon at a Los Angeles press conference to promote Unknown, Kruger said about the rumor, "No, it's not true."
Filming on the new Superman movie is slated to begin this summer for a Christmas 2012 release, so expect to hear more casting developments soon. Would you like to see Ursa and Zod battle Superman once again? Are you breathing a sigh of relief that Lois is apparently in the movie after all?