Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has added another famous character from the Superman mythos to the production, albeit in a younger form than fans might have been expecting. Superman Super Site confirms today that 13-year-old Jadin Gould will play a young Lana Lang in a flashback scene to Clark Kent’s Smallville childhood.
First appearing in 1950’s Superboy #50, Lana is the teenage girlfriend of young Clark. She was a central character in the television series, “Smallville” (played by Kristin Kreuk) and has also appeared as a teenager on the big screen in 1978’s Superman: The Movie (played by Diane Sherry) and later as an adult, re-entering Clark’s life in Superman III (Played by Annette O’Toole, who would later play Martha Kent on “Smallville”).
At her young age, Gould already boasts an impressive resume, having appeared on television shows like “Chuck”, “Rizzoli & Isles”, “The Mentalist” and on the big screen in Battle Los Angeles.
Now filming, Man of Steel‘s cast also includes Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff. It is targeting a June 14, 2013 release.
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