Faora to be played by German actress Antje Traue in Man of Steel

According to Variety, another cast member has been added to Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel. Actress Antje Traue has signed on to play Faora, a villain and possible assistant to General Zod. Traue’s highest profile role so far was in the sci-fi horror Pandorum.

The reason for the ‘possible’ is that there are multiple Faora’s in the DC universe. One is a “a beautiful Kryptonian woman with an intense unexplained hatred for all men” and a mastery of “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.” However, it seems more likely that this one will be the “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.”

Not a lot of that making sense? Me either, but the cast for this is intriguing. Henry Cavill will be playing Superman, with Michael Shannon as General Zod, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kents.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting this summer, with a goal of a December 2012 release.

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 23:54 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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