Antje Traue to Oppose Superman in ‘Man Of Steel’


It looks like Michael Shannon’s General Zod has found his Faora, as Antje Traue has been cast in the role.

The last time Faora was in any Superman media was on “Smallville,” where Erica Durance played a Lois Lane who had been possessed by Faora in Season 8. She was also featured in Season 9, played by Sharon Taylor. Also, Faora was in “Superman” and “Superman II,” but under the name Ursa, where she was portrayed by Sarah Douglas.

So what can we say about Traue? Well first of all, from looking of pictures of her, I think the 5-foot-6-inch actress certainly has the looks of a Faora, but I have no knowledge on her acting ability. I will have to catch a movie of hers to see how she is.

As comic book fans know very well, there are several versions of Faora in the Superman mythology. However, Variety has speculated that this version is the one that Traue will play:

    That said, it’s more likely that Traue will be playing the version of Faora that debuted in Action Comics #779 as a Pokolistanian aide of General Zod. That character was an orphan metahuman with the ability to disrupt molecular bonds, which allowed her to create a mutagenic virus that served as the linchpin of Zod’s plan.

With this latest news, here is the cast so far for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”:

    Henry Cavill – Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman

    Amy Adams – Lois Lane

    Kevin Costner – Jonathan Kent

    Diane Lane – Martha Kent

    Michael Shannon – General Zod

    Antje Traue – Faora

So I guess that leaves Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lara, Jor-el … and possibly Lex Luthor (something tells me that he will be in the movie one way or another).

“Man of Steel” is scheduled to hit theatres next December. Let us know in the meantime what you think of the casting of Antje Traue as Faora by leaving your comments to the right.

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3 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Adam P #

    I like the choice because she is kind of an unknown. I think she did a pretty good job in Pandorum, I believe thats what she was in.

  2. moviefan #

    I haven’t seen any of ms antje traue work before. So I don’t have much judgement on her. But i wish her the best of luck with the role. Can’t wait to see what they do with faora and how well she interacts with michael shannon’s zod and henry cavill’s superman.

  3. Sherice Antoinette #

    I really like her look. I think she’ll do just fine.