Super MILF: Diane Lane set to play Superman’s mom

4 Mar

Zack Snyder’s new younger, hipper Superman gets a foxy new momma

Diane Lane Superman Movie

In a spin that’s quite a departure from previous portrayals, Warner Bros. has announced that Secretariat sexpot Diane Lane will take on the role of Clark Kent’s mother Martha in director Zack Snyder‘s new Superman reboot. The news, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, is coming as quite a shock, considering the previous movie portrayals put Martha well into her golden years. Lane is the second named cast member to join the film, after word in January that Henry Cavill, star of Showtime’s ‘The Tudors’, will don the cape to play the Man of Steel. Despite a 19 year age difference, Lane, at 46, still looks an evergreen late thirties, and will no doubt add a much needed youthful zest to a franchise that fell flat its last time out of the gate with 2006’s Superman Returns, and is facing challenges of being too “clean-cut” for today’s audiences who are used to seeing a grittier Batman and Robert Downey Jr.‘s flashy playboy in the Iron Man films.

Lane, who’s stock soared after 2002’s erotic thriller Unfaithful, has been a stunning fixture at awards shows and on the red carpet, with her beauty and raw sex appeal standing as a testament that growing older in Hollywood isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, at the box office she hasn’t really been wowing the crowds, following her Oscar-nominated turn in Unfaithful with chick-flicks like Under the Tuscan Sun and Must Love Dogs, and the questionable sci-fi Jumper that was aimed at a teen audience, but didn’t really resonate with anybody. But we’ve been a fan of Lane’s since she resurfaced with the Academy Award nomination, not to mention once we put two-and-two together and realized she was ‘Cherry Valance’ in Francis Ford Coppola‘s campy before-they-were-stars-studded The Outsiders. Any chance we get to see her on film, in something we might actually want to sit through, is a big plus in our book, and her addition to the cast of this new Superman is reassuring that Snyder, who directed 300, Watchmen and the upcoming Sucker Punch, is going to deliver a flashier, more energized franchise.

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3 Responses to “Super MILF: Diane Lane set to play Superman’s mom”

  1. Will It Suck? March 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    I can’t think of a better woman to raise “the man of steel.”

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