The casting of Superman: Man of Steel is heating up once again with the revelation that German actress Antje Traue has become a strong contender to play a villainess role. The filmmakers are looking to cast a female counterpart that has a connection with Superman’s home planet of Krypton. With the recent selection of Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) to play General Zod, the assumption is that the female counterpart would be Ursa, who also appeared alongside Zod in Superman II.
But another possibility is that of Faora, who has appeared in several incarnations in the Superman comics. Faora is an expert at the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu and her strong hatred for men led her to torture and kill 23 men at a secret concentration camp in her home.
Previously, Traue appeared in the film Pandorum with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster.
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Source: Heat Vision