Latest Actresses Linked to SUPERMAN Film May Portray Villainous Kryptonian Ursa
Published: February 5, 2011 - 7:16am
One of three Kryptonians banished to the Negative Zone, Ursa has frequented Superman comics of late and was one of the main antagonists in the 1980 sequel film Superman II.
Last Sunday, movie fans were surprised by a last minute press release from Warner Bros confirming Tudors actor Henry Cavill as the next Man of Steel. Cavill beat out Matthew Bomer (White Collar), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and relative newcomer Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite) for the role of Clark Kent in the upcoming reboot being helmed by Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch).
Several days ago it was reported that actresses Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike are competing for a lead role in the film that is not Lois, but has yet to be revealed. No more details have been offered, but with the first casting announcement coming only last Sunday -- as a surprise to everyone -- it's only a matter of time before the studio reveals more regarding the part.
News site LatinoReview.com may have beat them to the punch, though, as last night they revealed a tip from a "most trusted reliable source" who says the character these three stars are vying for is named Ursa. The villainous Kryptonian appeared in both Superman: The Movie and Superman II, played by British actress Sarah Douglas, accompanying the other two antagonists General Zod and Non.
The untitled titled Superman film is scheduled to begin production this spring in preparation for a December 2012 theatrical release.