Pandorum’s Antje Traue to Battle The Man of Steel

German Goddess Antje Traue has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s “Superman: Man of Steel” as the film’s female villain. Variety says the former “Pandorum” star will play Faora, who will join Michael Shannon’s General Zod in making Superman’s life miserable in the upcoming reboot.

Wanna know more about Faora? Well Variety went all geeky on us and ran down the character’s fictional bio:

There 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 encounter.

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.

In 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.

Sheesh. Since when did Variety start hiring writers who can type geek?

Henry Cavill will star as Superman, with Amy Adams playing Lois Lane. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will play Jonathan and Martha Kent, Superman’s adopted Earth parents.

Shooting is expected to begin sometime this Summer for a December 2012 release date.



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  • Juggernaut

    Hopefully they’ll fuse the three different iterations. Have her be a female Kryptonian military officer, like Ursa. She is General Zod’s right hand, like the second Faora. She is an expert in Horo-Kanu and is constantly one upping other male counterparts, like the first Faora. That would work!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Yes it would. That’d mean they’d be merging Zod’s too. I actually liked the Pokolistanian Zod in the red armor ( he wasn’t Kryptonian). he was pretty badass. So a mixture of him, the current Zod, and the one from the original films would rock.

  • Juggernaut

    Absolutely! Also, I gotta say she is a really good choice for then role. I’m basing this solely on pics of her that I saw on the internet but still. I didn’t see Pandorum which was the inly thing that know of that she was in. Now we need a a Jor-El, Lara, Perry, Jimmy and Lex! Come on Warner Bros./DC!