Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer is set to replace Julia Ormond in
Man Of Steel
, playing the role of Lara Lor-Van (aka Superman's mum).
No explanation has been given for the last-minute casting change but Zurer is expected to begin filming this week.
She has previously appeared in Dan Brown's religious potboiler
Angels & Demons
and also played Eric Bana's wife in Steven Spielberg's
This time she'll be cosying up to Russell Crowe, who plays her Kryptonian husband Jor-El.
would love to crack a joke about how a quick change in a Superman movie usually takes place in a phone booth, we really don't want to dishonour Supes' dead relatives.
Even if we think Kal-El would probably handle the joke better than a certain orphaned billionaire we know.