Superman Reboot’s Villain Revealed? So What About Lois Lane?

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Previously we reported that three actresses were vying for the female lead in Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s upcoming reboot of “Superman”. Not much was known about the role, only that it was not Lois Lane. Which led some, including myself, took to mean that Lois Lane might not be in the reboot, and of course that sounded … wrong somehow.

As it turns out, that may not be the case at all. Quoting a “most trusted reliable source”, the boys at Latino Review says Lois Lane will indeed be in the reboot, but she won’t be played by the three actresses currently up for the non-Lois role — Rosamund Pike, Diane Kruger, and Alice Eve. Instead, the three ladies are vying to play the part of …

URSA, the movie’s villainess.

Who is Ursa? As you’ll recall, parts one and two of Richard Donner’s “Superman” movies featured three Kryptonian villains, led by General Zod, who were sentenced to the Phantom Zone, where they eventually escaped to do battle with Supes in part two. Word from LR is that Ursa is the woman currently being cast at this moment, which leads to this …

How far behind will General Zod be now that Ursa is being cast? It would make sense that she’s just the first of the familiar trio of villains to appear in the reboot. Ursa was a henchman (er, henchwoman) to Zod along with that big Kryptonian dude. And Zod has long been rumored to be appearing in the reboot, and this seems to be another indication that that’s very much the case.

The good news is, having Zod and Ursa certainly signals that they’re going for major action here instead of just another silly land scheme by Lex Luthor. Sheesh, what the hell was that about again?

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  • Anonymous

    This is so awesome!!! I can’t wait for them to reveal similar plot points from Superman one and two because that is so original. About as original as Bryan Singer’s travesty. Come on how hard is it to just read, I repeat read! a Superman comic book! Do we really live an a illiterate society who can’t even read the source material and give Supes his due!! All I ask is they just take the time to read one and use other villains in his rogues gallery. Brainiac, Metallo, Parasite, Bizzaro and the list goes on. I have no problem with Luthor as a start as long as he is depicted correctly. Not a rehash of Gene Hackman. It really speaks volumes when a man who known to be into comics (David Goyer) isn’t even stretching his abilities to give us a cool and enduring Superman Franchise with his script. It really looks like Superman will always be Batman’s movie lapdog.

  • Juggernaut

    I agree completely.

  • Juggernaut

    I agree completely.

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

    Is DC/WB scared to go out of their comfort zone on the big screen or something with this franchise. Is it that they think bringing in characters like Parasite, Brianiac, Metallo, etc, will make it less believable. I’m actually hoping she’s not a villain really but more of a set up. We will see. I still have somefaith in this.

  • Lexavi80

    I hope they make a good combination of Superman: Birthright and Superman: The Last Son where Zod, Ursa and non re-appear. The end of that book was sad.
    Anyway, I agree they could make another villain but hell, Zod is a military dude with Superman’s powers. He can give hell to Kal-El.
    I just hope they don’t start dissapearing or lifting beople with rays from their fingers…

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

      LMAO! AMEN to that last part!! And yeah Zod is cool, but there are others who haven’t been used that’d be cooler to see on screen than him. I was thinking something along the lines of a mash-up of his most recent origin stories “Superman: Birthright,” “Superman:Secret Origins,” and “Superman: Earth One” would work for a good story.

      • Juggernaut

        As long as Supes uses his giant cellephane “S” symbol to thwart Zod and his goons I’m in. LOL!

      • Anonymous

        See what I’m saying? The fans have a better understanding of Superman than WB does. This movie in its current state will come out and barely beat out its predecessor. Word of mouth spreads fast and just like the last movie people will walk away feeling cheated. And I know they want to make the most back on their investment but come on how hard is it to take superman seriously and plan and script out three movies. Set up Luthor and Metallo, second movie Brianiac and Supergirl then the third Darkseid and marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. There instant franchise with the chance of spin-off franchises. New Gods and Supergirl. Between this news and the proposed Wonder Woman script I just wish that Warner Bros loses the rights to DC. Batman withstanding, they’re about as bad as Fox when it comes to superheroes.

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

          WB has had the rights to DC for decades. It’s not like the Fox/Marvel relationship. WB owns DC comics outright I believe which means built in backing for their movies and projects. They’ve done wonders with the animated stuff since Batman The Animated Series, I dont know why their live action suffers.

          • pintnoir

            All true. But and this is a big but when a corporation owns something out right they become unappreciative of the properties and decide to not rock the boat. Compared to Marvel (before the Disney buyout.Sigh) with Iron Man 1. When a corp is involved they start thinking too much in terms of dollars and cents they’ll throw in millions of dollars and then ticker with the creative aspect until it something they like and feel will be accepted by all (which is dumb. because you can never please everybody.) And end up alienating the core fan base. Who by the way spend the most amount of money in going back to the theater when its good. We need Superman to be good, we need Green Lantern to be good or WB will just go back into hibernation and won’t release another film (besides Batman) for another 5 to 10 years.

  • Lexavi80

    This upcoming Superman movie is based on a Christopher Nolan/David Goyer script, so is only centered in one movie. It’ll be difficult to make a trilogy out of it. Nolan always makes things based on present time, not in future movies.
    I don’t know what their planing so far, but the fact that Ursa is being cast doesn’t mean much to me. Everything is still on “gossip” stage for me.
    I have faith…

  • Sirlancelot7

    i think they did a good set up at the end of the last movie to through in bizarro, becase of the emphassis on that little bloody piece of kryptonite the doctors pulled out of him! Just covered in kryptonian DNA

  • Sirlancelot7

    i think they did a good set up at the end of the last movie to through in bizarro, becase of the emphassis on that little bloody piece of kryptonite the doctors pulled out of him! Just covered in kryptonian DNA

  • Sirlancelot7

    i think they did a good set up at the end of the last movie to through in bizarro, becase of the emphassis on that little bloody piece of kryptonite the doctors pulled out of him! Just covered in kryptonian DNA

  • Lexavi80

    @Sirlancelot7: Good thinking but unfortunately they won’t be using anything from Returns. This is a complete reboot.