Last night Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures formally announced that Diane Lane has inked a deal to star as Martha Kent in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot film.
Lane joins Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, the only other actor attached to the project who has been confirmed by the studio. Rumors suggest Kevin Costner could sign a deal to play Martha’s husband, Jonathan Kent. Warner Bros. has yet to either confirm or deny that report.
Snyder considers the role of Martha Kent integral to his film as the character helps shape who Superman is with her wisdom and values.
The untitled Superman project won’t be in theaters until December 2012. Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are producing based off a screenplay from David S. Goyer that is derived from a story by Goyer and Nolan.
Diane Lane is no stranger to acting having starred in numerous films throughout her career and Superman won’t be her first film based on a comic book. She appeared in the 2008 film Jumper alongside Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson. That film was also coincidentally co-written by David S. Goyer.