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'Man of Steel' Close to Get Its Female Villain, Faora

April 28, 2011 (4:32 am) GMT
Antje Traue has reportedly been added as a cast member of the new 'Superman' project, and is likely to take the role of General Zod's aide.
Antje Traue

"" is close to get its female villain. German actress Antje Traue is allegedly up to star as Faora in the new "Superman" project. However, since there are two characters, named Faora, introduced in "Superman" comics, it is unclear which Faora character Antje will play.

Variety speculates that Antje will take the role of Faora introduced in Action Comics #779. This Faora is a Pokolistanian aide of General Zod, and an orphan metahuman whose ability is to disrupt molecular bonds. Her ability allows her to create a mutagenic virus which clears the way for Zod's plan.

Another Faora is the one introduced in Action Comics #471. The Faora, a.k.a. Faora Hu-Ul, is a beautiful Kryptonian woman with an intense unexplained hatred for all men. An expert at the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, she made herself dangerous for Superman to fight in combat.

Antje's first English-speaking movie is "", a German-America science fiction film starring and . Antje will next be seen in action drama "5 Days of August", playing opposite .

So far, the actors confirmed for "Man of Steel" are , , , , and . Henry will star as Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman, with Amy playing Lois Lane. In the meantime, Diane will take the role of Clark's mother Martha Kent, and Kevin plays Clark's father Jonathan Kent. Michael will portray General Zod.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the revival of "Superman" film is expected to hit U.S. theaters in December 2012. David S. Goyer provides the script and Christopher Nolan serves as producer. The principal photography is scheduled to be kicked off in June.

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