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Diane Lane Lets Slip A Tiny Man Of Steel Story Detail

This is what Zack Snyder has reduced us all to. The Man of Steel director is maintaining a tight veil of secrecy around his upcoming Superman reboot, so much so that even the actors haven’t been permitted to read through the script during the casting process. Not that he isn’t justified. We consumers of Internet media are a fairly insane bunch, collectively. The less we know on most things, the better.

That normally doesn’t turn out to be the case, of course, but it certainly has with Man of Steel. We’re grasping at scraps here. The latest scrap comes from Diane Lane, who was recently cast as Martha Kent in the 2012 release. Speaking in an interview with E! Online, she drops what can definitely be seen as a tiny plot spoiler.

Or, to anyone who’s been paying attention, something we already pretty much knew to be true anyway.

“I read the script under lock and key,” she said. “I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I’m really excited. I’m really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on.”

So we’ll see baby Supes and then we’ll see grown-up Supes, and possibly a little adolescent Supes in between. Did anyone expect otherwise?


  • Jacob

    Just to be a dick, I’m going to say yes, I did expect otherwise. I was really looking forward to Anal-Leakage-Superman shopping for Depends while drowned in alcohol.

  • Super

    How many live-action origins of Superman do we need?

    Superman (1978)
    Smallville (2001)
    Superman Returns (2006)

    2012 too?

    I don’t like that this generation has too many actors playing Superman.

    George Reeves was the Superman of one generation, then in the 70’s Christopher Reeve was the new superman of a new generation. Then, in the 2000’s, Tom Welling became the new Superman for this generation.

    Now this generation has Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, and soon Henry Cavill.

    Superman is a role that shouldn’t be passed around so much. There’s no respect for the character in Hollywood.

  • Pablo

    Superman Returns wasn’t an origin, and the first Superman (1978) really didn’t explain much about the origin of Superman (I don’t mean where he was born and raised, but how and/or why he became a hero). He spend 10 years in a House of Ice and voilá.

  • Jacob

    You don’t seem to get that 2001 and 2011 are separate decades. For my growing up, which was twenty years, Tom Welling was my Superman. But now, Welling is on his way out. Routh had one appearance that film goers will hardly remember, and Cavill is the next generation’s Superman. Where’s the problem? I mean, it’s not like you’re inventing it or anything….