The Man of Steel’s Rogues Gallery Gets a Feminine Touch

Posted by Michael Sacco on Apr 29, 2011 in Comic Books |

Faora

Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film, The Man of Steel, is already featuring one familiar villain by way of Michael Shannon’s General Zod, but it looks like another one is waiting in the wings: Variety reports that German actress Antje Traue will be playing Kryptonian brawler Faora. The man-hating martial artist had a number of appearances in Superman canon, including stints in classic Action Comics (where a stymied Superman was forced to flee their first encounter) and even showed up on Smallville, so it’ll be interesting to see how they tie her into the movie’s web of villainy along with Zod.

Michael Sacco is a freelance editor and writer, currently working as senior editor at WoW Insider.

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