Earlier this week, it was /superman-decides-between-alice-eve-diane-kruger-and-rosamund-pike/announced that a number of actresses were auditioning for a lead role in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. Those said to be up for the role were Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike. Though Warner Bros. had decided to keep quite about which iconic DC Comics character they were auditioning for, it was made clear that it wasn't Lois Lane.

Today a new rumor has surfaced which indicates that the character in question is actually Ursa, Zod's right-hand woman from both the original 1978 Superman and 1981's Superman II, which was played by British actress Sarah Douglas opposite Terence Stamp's General Zod.

In early November, Zack Snyder went on /no-general-zod-for-superman/record stating that General Zod would not be appearing in his Superman reboot. This now has fans speculating if Zack Snyder was trying to throw off the sent of what he was doing with Superman, as Zod and Ursa are two-thirds of the criminals banished by Jor-El to the Phantom Zone in Superman.

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This new rumor also indicates that Lois Lane is definitely in the current draft of the script, and that she will be a main part of this new storyline.

Superman is set to begin filming this summer, so expect to hear more official casting announcements soon.

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