German actress Antje Traue has been cast as Superman villainess Faora in Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ “Man of Steel.”
Cavill stars as the titular superhero, while other confirmed cast
members include Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as General
Zod, as well as Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha
are multiple Faoras in the Superman universe, so it remains unclear
which one Traue has been tapped to play. The first Faora, Faora Hu-Ul,
was introduced in Action Comics #471 as a beautiful Kryptonian woman
with an intense unexplained hatred for all men. She was an expert at the
Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, which utilizes pressure points on
the Kryptonian body and made her a dangerous foe for Superman to fight
in hand-to-hand combat. In fact, he was forced to flee from their first
That said, it’s more likely that Traue will be
playing the version of Faora that debuted in Action Comics #779 as a
Pokolistanian aide of General Zod. That character was an orphan
metahuman with the ability to disrupt molecular bonds, which allowed her
to create a mutagenic virus that served as the linchpin of Zod’s plan.
pop culture, the female Kryptonian named Ursa in “Superman” and
“Superman II” is believed to be based on Faora, who appeared on the
eighth season of “Smallville” as the wife of General Zod.
So… now Zod will have a female Kryptonian second-in-command, eh? All right. I think we all just go ahead an admit to ourselves that the next Superman movie after Man of Steel will be a remake of Superman III. I’m guessing Tyler Perry in the lead for the Richard Pryor role, or possibly Martin Lawrence. I expect no less that three scenes where Superman is carrying Madea or Big Momma and yelling about how heavy she is.