Antje Traue, a German actress best known for appearing in 2009’s Pandorum, appears to be the latest name to join the cast of Man of Steel. Variety reports that Traue has been cast as the Kryptonian villainess Faora in the Superman reboot.
Faora, who first appeared in the comic books in the late 1970’s, was the basis for the character of Ursa, played by Sarah Douglas in Superman and Superman II. A man-hating killer, Faora was banished to the Phantom Zone and, upon her escape, teamed with fellow Kryptonians General Zod and Jax-Ur to battle against Superman.
Faora also appeared recently on “Smallville” as the wife of Zod, so it’s unclear what alterations might be made to her backstory for the big screen.
ComingSoon.net hasn’t been able to confirm Variety‘s story as of yet, but if it is indeed the case, Traue will join Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Michael Shannon for the Zack Snyder film, targeted for a December 2012 release.