German actress Antje Traue has been cast as Faora Hu-Ul in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. The character of Faora was a Kryptonian serial killer who targeted only male victims. She survived the destruction of Krypton due to having been sentenced to over 300 years in the Phantom Zone. Superman had to flee his first fight with her in Action Comics because she’s an expert in the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu.
Variety [...] suggests she’ll play a character based on a later revision of Faora, “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.” [/film]
Michael Shannon as Zod and Antje Traue as Faora instead of trying to shoehorn some bland 21-year-old ex-Disney actors into these roles? This is actually starting to look . . . promising? Get it together, RoboPanda. Cool it down. It’s still a Superman reboot. Don’t get your hopes up. Also, we’re out of vodka, which means we’re going to have to put on pants today. And remember to put on the pants before the shopping trip this time. Okay, talk to you tomorrow, self. XOXOXO.