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General Zod has a female companion for Superman in actress Antje Traue

04.27.2011

Remember the talk of a female villain for SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL?

Well, Variety is reporting that the role has been filled by Antje Traue (PANDORUM). She will be playing Faora-- not Ursa has previously speculated.

There's more than one version of Faora in the Supes universe. Despite the different versions, the character stayed close to the man-hating companion to General Zod. It's said and rather obvious, that the character of Ursa in SUPERMAN & SUPERMAN II is based off Faora.

Variety guessed that Traue would play the original version of Faora, "There are multiple Faoras in the Superman universe, so it remains unclear which one Traue has been tapped to play. The first Faora, Faora Hu-Ul, was introduced in Action Comics #471 as a beautiful Kryptonian woman with an intense unexplained hatred for all men. She was an expert at the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, which utilizes pressure points on the Kryptonian body and made her a dangerous foe for Superman to fight in hand-to-hand combat. In fact, he was forced to flee from their first encounter. 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."

Extra Tidbit: You guys okay with General Zod and Faora as the villains?
Source: Variety

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1:53PM on 04/28/2011
I got big hopes for thisÖ Director/Writer-wise. Iím hoping for a Zod we havenít seen even though Terenceís portrayal was f**king wonderful back in the day
I got big hopes for thisÖ Director/Writer-wise. Iím hoping for a Zod we havenít seen even though Terenceís portrayal was f**king wonderful back in the day
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11:16AM on 04/28/2011
It is my understanding that this will not be the case, but wouldn't a superman movie translate to film more naturally if it was set in the 1940's or 50's? Then, Superman can work at a newspaper, change in phone booths, and fulfill all the classic stuff without it seeming out of place. Plus, what a fun era to showcase superhuman sci-fi powers! I just feel like Superman in present day would be a blogger who changes clothes in gas station restrooms maybe? How has this topic not been of greater
It is my understanding that this will not be the case, but wouldn't a superman movie translate to film more naturally if it was set in the 1940's or 50's? Then, Superman can work at a newspaper, change in phone booths, and fulfill all the classic stuff without it seeming out of place. Plus, what a fun era to showcase superhuman sci-fi powers! I just feel like Superman in present day would be a blogger who changes clothes in gas station restrooms maybe? How has this topic not been of greater interest?
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9:55PM on 04/28/2011
Plus he'd get to fight Nazis! Why has no one suggested this already?!
Plus he'd get to fight Nazis! Why has no one suggested this already?!
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1:04AM on 04/28/2011
I am sure she is going to be a real..pain in the neck huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh
I am sure she is going to be a real..pain in the neck huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh
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12:32AM on 04/28/2011

Great cast and crew so far.

I have to be honest. I have never been a big Superman fan and Superman returns didn't change my mind but maybe this movie will. Michael Shannon is awesome!
I have to be honest. I have never been a big Superman fan and Superman returns didn't change my mind but maybe this movie will. Michael Shannon is awesome!
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9:04PM on 04/27/2011

Just give us a good storyline...

I don't care about which characters are or aren't in the film (whether it's from the comics or created from the ground up). All I ask for is a solid plot with solid acting (i.e., the opposite of the prequel SW trilogy) and good pacing. (I'm looking at you, Superman III.) As a side note, since it's a Superman movie, even gratuitous nudity or too much skin should not occur on screen. Just my two cents.
I don't care about which characters are or aren't in the film (whether it's from the comics or created from the ground up). All I ask for is a solid plot with solid acting (i.e., the opposite of the prequel SW trilogy) and good pacing. (I'm looking at you, Superman III.) As a side note, since it's a Superman movie, even gratuitous nudity or too much skin should not occur on screen. Just my two cents.
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9:04PM on 04/27/2011
Is it just me or does she look like Carrie Ann Moss?

She looks the part though. Any Superman news is good news!
Is it just me or does she look like Carrie Ann Moss?

She looks the part though. Any Superman news is good news!
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8:00PM on 04/27/2011

I'm hip

I'd prefer it if they went with a character who didn't simply have Kryptonian powers, so the second iteration of Faora works for me.
I'd prefer it if they went with a character who didn't simply have Kryptonian powers, so the second iteration of Faora works for me.
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7:35PM on 04/27/2011

Good Casting.

I like it and will be looking forward to her character.

I am more than fine with General Zod and Faora being the villians. I am just now very interested in who is going to play Lex Luthor.
I like it and will be looking forward to her character.

I am more than fine with General Zod and Faora being the villians. I am just now very interested in who is going to play Lex Luthor.
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7:30PM on 04/27/2011

Does it matter

First the article mine as well have been in a different language. Do grown people really understand that much about superman? I mean he is prolly the most dull of all comic book characters,which have been proven time and again on film. The comics themselves may be fun but it doesn't translate well on film. Kill me for this all you want,comic genre is my favorite type of film but sorry IMO superman doesn't entertain on the big screen.
First the article mine as well have been in a different language. Do grown people really understand that much about superman? I mean he is prolly the most dull of all comic book characters,which have been proven time and again on film. The comics themselves may be fun but it doesn't translate well on film. Kill me for this all you want,comic genre is my favorite type of film but sorry IMO superman doesn't entertain on the big screen.
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7:13PM on 04/27/2011
idk. it just wont be the same without ursa.

or maybe it will.

idk. it just wont be the same without ursa.

or maybe it will.

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6:45PM on 04/27/2011

first of all...

doomsday sucks...the people crying for doomsday are the same people who were crying for Venom in Spidey...there are HUNDREDS of better, more appropriate characters to explore. And while Zod is one of them...IT'S BEEN DONE...Give us someone new...Are Zod and Luthor the only two worth putting to film...WTF???
doomsday sucks...the people crying for doomsday are the same people who were crying for Venom in Spidey...there are HUNDREDS of better, more appropriate characters to explore. And while Zod is one of them...IT'S BEEN DONE...Give us someone new...Are Zod and Luthor the only two worth putting to film...WTF???
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6:43PM on 04/27/2011
extra tidbit: depends on zod's facial hair
extra tidbit: depends on zod's facial hair
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6:30PM on 04/27/2011
I am okay with them beeing the villains, because other Kryptonians are a great way to show why Kal-el is different and why he chooses to use his powers to help mankind while he could rule them...also I think that Zod and Faora will be different enough from the Donner versions!
I am okay with them beeing the villains, because other Kryptonians are a great way to show why Kal-el is different and why he chooses to use his powers to help mankind while he could rule them...also I think that Zod and Faora will be different enough from the Donner versions!
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6:29PM on 04/27/2011
sounds like the pressure point version would be cool, but tbh Ursa was the sexiest female villain ever and will never be topped!
sounds like the pressure point version would be cool, but tbh Ursa was the sexiest female villain ever and will never be topped!
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6:31PM on 04/27/2011
even more sexy than Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)?
even more sexy than Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)?
6:28PM on 04/27/2011

she had a cute butt

Pandorum was criminally underrated
Pandorum was criminally underrated
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5:59PM on 04/27/2011

When will we...

get a Superman fighting Doomsday?!?!?! I don't care about these reboots or Returns. Just give me a dark story and Doomsday is it. I don't care if they both die at the end. Everyone know Superman for Christ's sake. He's been around since the late 30's. Dammit!!!! Death of Superman! Enough said!!!!!!
get a Superman fighting Doomsday?!?!?! I don't care about these reboots or Returns. Just give me a dark story and Doomsday is it. I don't care if they both die at the end. Everyone know Superman for Christ's sake. He's been around since the late 30's. Dammit!!!! Death of Superman! Enough said!!!!!!
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4:42PM on 04/28/2011
Why we are getting thumbs down is beyond me, and frankly I think it's sad. Sad to see that the Superman fans don't even seem to care at all! I'm not a big Superman fan but I want to see something different done with the character, different villains at least. WB has given us more or less the same Superman movie 5 times now! Couldn't they make a Superman movie WITHOUT Lex Luthor (or maybe just a minor role)? WITHOUT ZOD or his Kryptonian goons?

Anyways, next thing you know they will soon
Why we are getting thumbs down is beyond me, and frankly I think it's sad. Sad to see that the Superman fans don't even seem to care at all! I'm not a big Superman fan but I want to see something different done with the character, different villains at least. WB has given us more or less the same Superman movie 5 times now! Couldn't they make a Superman movie WITHOUT Lex Luthor (or maybe just a minor role)? WITHOUT ZOD or his Kryptonian goons?

Anyways, next thing you know they will soon announce that Superman will be fighting a computer with super powers again..sigh....
5:45PM on 04/27/2011
Yay Superman. Again, more of the same. I hope if they ever remake or reboot Superman again they will give us the same movie yet AGAIN! I can't get enough Luthor and Kryptonian villains, yay!!
Yay Superman. Again, more of the same. I hope if they ever remake or reboot Superman again they will give us the same movie yet AGAIN! I can't get enough Luthor and Kryptonian villains, yay!!
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4:48PM on 04/28/2011
Maybe not one got that I was being sarcastic??? Or are you Superman fan really all that retarded? You enjoy seeing the same movie "remade" again and again?

You would like to see Braniac or Bizarro or Doomsday or Darkseid!?
Maybe not one got that I was being sarcastic??? Or are you Superman fan really all that retarded? You enjoy seeing the same movie "remade" again and again?

You would like to see Braniac or Bizarro or Doomsday or Darkseid!?
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5:28PM on 04/27/2011
She better have sexy short hair like Ursa!
She better have sexy short hair like Ursa!
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