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Antje Traue will play villain in 'Man of Steel'

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rsz_tbd-antjetraue042911.jpgThe Superman reboot casting news continues, with word that German actress Antje Traue has been cast as the bad guy, uh, girl, Faora in Man of Steel. Yes, we will be updating every minor decision for this movie until its eventual realease in December 2012.

Variety says the Pandorum actress will likely be channeling the Action Comics antagonist who was an aide to General Zod, who will be played by Michael Shannon. Ursa from Superman II was the previous incarnation of that character, which also appeared on Smallville as Zod's wife. to further confuse you, there was another Action Comics character called Faora Hu-Ul, who was a Kryptonian martial artist who beat the tar out of Superman on a regular basis. Got all that?

If nothing else, this proves screenwriter David S. Goyer is really going to the well to try to keep this movie true to its roots. If nothing else, it's good that we won't have to sit through another Lex Luthor storyline. We can't wait to see what this franchise does with Brainiac.

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