Has the Lois Lane casting mystery been solved?

That was fast!

Last night, I wrote an article compiling all of this week’s Lois Lane movie rumors and wondered what it all meant in light of Variety’s report that Alice Eve, Diane Kruger, and Rosamund Pike were competing for a “female lead” who was NOT Lois Lane.

Now, Latino Review says they know who this mystery character is.


Ursa was General Zod’s lieutenant in Superman II, where she was played with cruel, sexy authoritarianism by Sarah Douglas, who would later star as a wicked queen (also a sexy authoritarian) in one of my other favorite childhood movies, Conan the Destroyer.

Latino Review knows their stuff. They broke the “Olivia Wilde for Lois Lane” story earlier this week and were the first to break Brandon Routh’s name when he was cast as Bryan Singer’s Superman in 2005.

The earliest whispers about this new Nolan/Snyder movie starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel named General Zod as the villain. Snyder was asked about this and said it was “a rumor for now,” which was NOT a denial, even though nearly every website on the planet reported Snyder’s words as a denial (including Latino Review yet again in their Ursa story).

I wrote this article back in October about how Snyder’s words were anything but a denial.

And now it seems that Zod is more likely than ever if Latino Review’s sources are solid (and we have no reason to believe they aren’t, especially given LR’s track record).

If Ursa is indeed the character, then I’m for Diane Kruger all the way — especially after her performance in Inglorious Basterds.

(I always saw a modern Ursa as Carrie-Anne Moss from the Matrix movies, who worked with producer Nolan in Memento.)

I love this news. Even though we’ve seen Zod in Superman II (played by the amazing Terence Stamp) and on an entire (and excellent) season of Smallville (played with barely contained depravity by Callum Blue), it would be awesome to see a wild, crazy battle between Superman and other Kryptonians filmed through the stylish, skillful, imaginative eyes of Zack Snyder.

My wish list for Zod would be Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, and Kevin Durand.

Michael Clarke Duncan for Non.

(If you’re looking for a good Ursa story from the comics, check out Last Son by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner. It’s the movie Superman Returns should have been.)

I’m really loving this news. Stay tuned!


We can count out Rosamund Pike; she’s been cast in the Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of the Titans, as Andromeda, replacing the unavailable Alexa Davalos (who deserved more screen time in the first one anyway).


  1. Kerstin Boyer says:

    I am not familiar with Alice Eve. And am actually glad Rosamund Pike is out of the running. I just can’t envision it. I really think Diane Kruger would be the best of those three…but the best overall? I’m not sure about that. I think they should keep looking.

  2. John says:

    Diane Kruger all the way of that particular group but, like you, I’d have cast a wider net.

    I still say Carrie-Anne Moss would be a seriously wicked Ursa.

    As for the Lois candidates, my own list would be Zooey Deschanel and Alison Brie for a younger Lois, and then Rashida Jones or especially Carla Gugino had they cast an older actor like Jon Hamm as Superman. I’ll still never understand how, at age 39, Jon Hamm was considered too old. A man is too old to play a man? What? What? What?

    Oh, well. I really do like Cavill, and he’s young enough to be Superman for many years to come.

  3. Loopdilou says:

    Oh my goodness.. you clinched it with one line for me: “It would be awesome to see a wild, crazy battle between Superman and other Kryptonians filmed through the stylish, skillful, imaginative eyes of Zack Snyder.” I want THAT movie! :) That movie would actually get me to the theater!

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