On the casting Snyder said:
“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.”
Diane Lane earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 2002 drama Unfaithful, and she most recently starred in Secretariat.
Henry Cavill (The Tudors) is set to play Superman/Clark Kent, and over recent weeks we’ve been hearing that Warner Bros. are interested in Kevin Costner playing Pa Kent, Superman’s earth father, and Viggo Mortensen for villain General Zod.