Friday, June 24, 2011

Julia Ormond Negotiating Role As Superman's Mother

Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin") is currently in negotiations to star as 'Lara', the 'Kryptonian' mother of 'Kal-El', aka 'Superman', in director Zack Snyder's upcoming feature "Superman: Man Of Steel", scheduled to start shooting in Vancouver.

'Lara Lor-Van' is the biological mother of Superman, and the wife of scientist 'Jor-El'. She was an astronaut, before Krypton's space program was permanently grounded after 'Jax-Ur' blew up one of Krypton's inhabited moons. Eventually, Lara met scientist Jor-El, with the two having several adventures together before getting married. Some time later, Lara gave birth to the couple's only child, Kal-El.

When Krypton was about to explode, Lara and Jor-El placed their infant son into an escape rocket built by Jor-El.

In earlier versions of the story, Jor-El wanted Lara to accompany their son to Earth, but Lara refused, saying their son would have a better chance of reaching Earth without her extra weight. Kal-El's spaceship then took off, leaving Lara and Jor-El to perish.

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