Superman's Got Another Villain!
Posted by: Jett
April 27, 2011
Via VARIETY.COM, German actress Antje Traue has been cast as the Kryptonian villainess Faora in MAN OF STEEL. Looks as if my friends over at LATINO REVIEW were spot-on with this info. Anyway, here's Antje Traue...
Here's WIKIPEDIA.COM's description of Faora...
"Faora Hu-Ul, was introduced in ACTION COMICS #471. She was a beautiful Kryptonian woman whose unexplained hatred for men led her to torture and kill 23 men at a secret concentration camp in her home. For this, she was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone to complete a sentence of 300 Kryptonian years, the second longest term after Jax-Ur. Ironically this allowed her to survive her homeworld's destruction, along with the other Phantom Zone prisoners, albeit in an invisible ghostlike form. While imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, she was often depicted plotting against Superman with General Zod and Jax-Ur. Her hatred of men was not limited to Kryptonians, as demonstrated by her pointless murder of a young Frenchman who was attracted by her beauty. Faora was an expert at the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, which utilized the pressure points on the Kryptonian body. This made her an extremely dangerous foe for Superman to face in hand-to-hand combat—he was forced to flee from their first encounter. During one of her first appearances,[Faora could manifest some sort of 'mental lightning' to physically attack other Kryptonians, but did not exhibit this additional power during later appearances."
MAN OF STEEL will be released Fall 2012.