German actress Antje Traue (Pandorum) had landed the female villain role of Faora in Man of Steel for Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder.

We reported two weeks ago that Faora would be the female villain, a character from the comic books that was used as the basis for Ursa in Superman II. There are a number of different versions of Faora in the original comic books, and it isn't quite clear which incarnation of the character Antje Traue will portray. It is believed, though, that the actress will play the version of Faora which teams up with General Zod, who will be played by Michael Shannon in Man of Steel.

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Zack Snyder is directing Man of Steel from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, which is based on an original story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan

Production is scheduled to start this summer, with filming to take place in Chicago.