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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?