More Superman ‘Man of Steel’ Characters Revealed?

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm,

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The decision to feature General Zod as the villain in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel is the latest development to divide fans over the direction of the film. Coupled with the news that Superman’s origin story will be revisited to some degree, many have declared that Snyder should be more concerned with breaking new ground, rather than revisiting elements we’ve already seen explored in previous cinematic outings.

I was also hoping for a villain we’d never seen on screen before, but I really don’t think  we have to worry about Superman: Man of Steel resembling past Superman adaptations – or Snyder utilizing the character of Zod the same way that Richard Donner did. Regardless, Snyder once dismissed Zod’s involvement as nothing more than hearsay – so does the Kryptonian outlaw’s inclusion in the film lend some credibility to a few other rumors as well?

Latino Review certainly thinks so. They’ve been in touch with a trusted source (the same one who told them that Kevin Costner was going to play Jonathan Kent, and that Zod was definitely the villain), who shared a few more notable details on Man of Steel. Back in February, it was suggested that Zod’s cohort Ursa would also appear in Superman: Man of Steel. As it turns out, there might be some truth to that report – there will be a female Kryptonian villain, but she’ll be called Faora and not Ursa.

Ursa’s depiction in Superman and Superman II was based on the character of Faora from the comics. Created during the Silver Age by Cary Bates & Curt Swan, Faora ran a concentration camp for men where she tormented and tortured her prisoners before sentencing them to death. In Post-Crisis DC Comics continuity, she became a follower of Zod’s but was renamed Zaora. The character has gone through several other permutations (and names) since then, but the fundamental aspects of her personality have remained largely the same.

When Edgar Ramirez was rumored for a villainous role in Superman: Man of Steel, I speculated that a character resembling the brutish “Non” might turn up as well. Personally, I’d be rather surprised if Zod didn’t have at least one other accomplice in the film in addition to Faora. superman man of steel faora ursa More Superman Man of Steel Characters Revealed?

LR‘s source also reveals that Jor-El and Lara will definitely be making appearances in Man of Steel and that the planet Krypton will be reminiscent of the Coruscant skyline from Star Wars. They also mention that Daniel Day-Lewis was considered for the role of Jor-El and not Zod.

I know that there are some of you out there who are going to think that Man of Steel is sounding more and more like a remake of the first two Superman movies, but like I said earlier – I think this might wind up being like a comparison between Jack Nicholson’s Joker and Heath Ledger’s. It may contain a copious amount of familiar aspects, but I’m confident that (for better or worse) Snyder will present them in a brand new way.

To me, Kryptonian villains do make a lot of sense for an origin story – thematically speaking, that is. I understand the “been there, done that” attitude that many fans have expressed – and there’s definitely no shortage of other compelling Superman adversaries. For now, I suppose we just have to trust that this wasn’t an arbitrary decision and that Snyder and co. picked the antagonists that best complimented Clark Kent”s character arc in the film.

Superman: Man of Steel is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2012

Source: Latino Review.

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  1. this movie is going to be so bad im going to pass.
    first after hearing them badmouth the morality of superman I and II
    as corny.
    superman I and II for many of us are the holy grail of superhero movies.
    no im not realy into obnoxious snide christian bale batman begins.
    the suit is rediculous and rediculous at having zimmer do the soundtrack
    instead of williams.
    The movies wouldnt have sucked after II had they not fired donner, downplaced margo kidder, fired mario puzo and turned it into more comedy
    than romantic comedy action adventure wich is what superman has been
    great as just like movies like romancing the stone and other 80s romantic
    comedy action adventure movies.
    it isnt in the story alone, it isnt in the special affects largely
    movies fail today and franchises when they chuck music.
    williams not composint the rest of the superman movies was a big fail,
    music is just as important as a character in amovie.
    imagine star wars or indy without john williams.
    completely turned off and dissapointed after hearing williams
    is not involved in the score.

    end of line,
    end of rant.

    damn you rebootards, damn you to hell. (chuck heston voice)

  2. Can’t wait

  3. personally given most comics turned movies are let down i sorta come to expect that. the first two of the nolan directed batmans being two exceptions. i believe superman will see a similar pattern. zod fits the origin like Ra’s Al Ghul in “batman begins”. the next superman will feature lex luther like “the darknight” did the joker(arch nemis) and a third sequel will feature darkseid to be his physical match like bane was in “the dark knight rises”. i just think they will try to replicate this formula because it was succesfull for the other dc comic movie batman. the fact nolan is doing “man of steel” supports my theory i think.

  4. She did a good job.

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