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26 September 2011

News has surfaced that actress Ayelet Zurer has signed on to star in Superman: Man of Steel.

The actress who has starred in Munich and Angels & Demons will be standing next to Russell Crowe in the latest Superman flick as the super hero’s mother.

Zurer will be replacing Julie Ormond in the role as his mum, or Lara Lorvan as fans of the franchise know her. Susannah York originally played the role in the 1978 film; she later reprised the role in Superman II and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.

It looks like she has some big shoes to fill as the woman who sends her son to earth as her planet faces imminent destruction, especially if she wants to appeal to the huge fan base out there.

The new film Man Of Steel will star Henry Cavil as Clark Kent/Superman, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as his Earth parents, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and finally Michael Shannon as General Zod.

Christopher Nolan will be producing and Zack Snyder will be directing and is due for release in June 2013.