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by John Bierly
The rest of the cast makes us just as giddy.
Also from the planet Krypton, we’ve got Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer (replacing Julia Ormond) as Superman’s birth parents, Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van. Michael Shannon will command armies and attention as General Zod, with Antje Traue as his lovely (but lethal) lieutenant, Faora.
Richard Schiff joins the cast as Dr. Emil Hamilton, telling I Am Rogue about sharing scenes with Adams, Meloni, and Cavill. Dr. Hamilton has been everything from an ally to an enemy of Superman’s since his introduction in Adventures of Superman #424 in 1987, and we can’t wait to see how he interacts with the Man of Steel here.
The character’s previous live-action incarnation appeared on several episodes of Smallville via Battlestar Galactica vet Alessandro Juliani, who, according to the IMDB, appears in Man of Steel as “Sergeant Sedowsky.” (Snyder has employed Juliani before, as “Rockefeller Military Base Technician” in Watchmen.)
Another round of recent (but so far unconfirmed by Warner Bros.) casting headlines names a trio of young actors as 13-year-old versions of Clark Kent, Lana Lang, and Pete Ross.
Superman Homepage, meanwhile, says Jack Foley will play Pete.
The only bad thing about this cast is that we have to wait until June 14, 2013 to see it in action.