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Ayelet Zurer Replaces Julia Ormond As Lara Lor-Van In Man Of Steel

Angels & Demons star Ayelet Zurer has replaced Julia Ormond as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van in Man of Steel, Deadline reports.

The 42-year-old Israeli actress, who appeared opposite Eric Bana in Steven Spielberg’s Munich, is expected to start filming her scenes this week.

The reason for the last-minute change is unknown. News of Ormond’s involvement in the Zack Snyder franchise reboot emerged in June, before the start of principal photography, and was confirmed by Warner Bros. in early August.

Man of Steel also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy. The film opens June 14, 2013.



  • Michael

    No, no. Ormond isn’t leaving. See, Man of Steel is an adaptation of all the Superman reboots from the last decade. What’s gonna happen is that, mid way through the movie, it’s going to start all over again and Zurer is playing the rebooted Lara.

    I’m sure we’ll here more recasting news to fit the reboot of the rest of the cast.

  • tom

    Strictly speaking, that isn’t, as promised, “the details”. That’s some of the details. But not the pertinent one – specifically, why the change. Sigh.

  • Omegasaga

    Gee Superman only had 4 reboots in the comics since 2001. 
    Not to mention  All Star Superman
    Oh yeah and Earth one.

  • Michael

    One failed reboot in 2001 (Loeb’s Return to Krypton). Another failed reboot in 2004 (Waid’s Birthright). Another failed reboot after Infinite Crisis (Busiek’s, Johns’, and Donner’s Action Comics Annual #10 and Action Comics #850, plus stories like the origin of Luthor in Countdown). Another failed reboot two years ago (Johns’ Secret Origin). And the current reboot (Morrison’s Action Comics and Perez’ Superman). PLUS Morrison’s All Star Superman and JMS’s Earth One.

    That’s six reboots since 2000/2001…and counting.