updated 03/03/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/03/2011 AT 10:35 AM ET
Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane has signed to play Superman’s adoptive mother in Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot of the Man of Steel franchise, Warner Brothers has announced.
“This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman,” Snyder says. “We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”