Diane Lane To Play Superman's Mom
Posted on Thu Mar 3, 2011 11:57 AM PDT

dlane0200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Diane Lane will play Martha Kent "the only mother Clark Kent has ever known" in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman movie.

"This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination," Snyder said in a statement.

Lane will star with Henry Cavill, who was recently announced as the new Clark Kent/Superman. Cavill most recently stared in Showtime's The Tudors.

The movie is set for a December 2012 release, and is produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder.