Diane Lane, who will play Martha Kent in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, briefly hinted to E! Online about how early in life we'll get to see Superman:
"I read the script under lock and key... I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I'm really excited. I'm really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on."
Lane previously starred alongside Ben Affleck in the George Reeves film Hollywoodland, and she added:"When I worked on Hollywoodland, I got to experience sort of the behind the scenes of what it was like for the people who were making the television series that I grew up watching, so it's all very inbred in my mind... But this is going to be a whole reinvention. A visitation and a reinvention."
Man of Steel, also starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and Michael Shannon, is scheduled to hit theaters December 2012.