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Rumor: Female Superman villain revealed

It was recently announced that Michael Shannon would be taking on the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) in Zack Snyder’s reboot as General Zod (here). However, we’ve been hearing the film is looking for a female to portray a villain as well (here), and it seems that character may have just been revealed. Latino Review was told by a “reliable source” that Faora would be featured in the film as Zod’s “right hand b*tch.” There’s word on how truthful this is, but it would make a lot of sense. The character Ursa in Superman II was based upon Faora, both of which are accomplices of General Zod in the comics.

The description of her character, according to the source, also suggests that we’ll Zod and Faora have the same fate as shown in Richard Donner’s film. “Faora Hu-Ul was a serial killer born on the planet Krypton. A self-professed “man-hater”, she targeted only male Kryptonians and ran a concentration camp where she kept other Kryptonians as slaves. Faora Hu-Ul claimed over twenty-three lives before she was arrested. Faora was sentenced to over three-hundred years of incarceration inside the Phantom Zone – the longest sentence ever handed to a female prisoner, and the second-longest sentence over all. As Faora was trapped inside the Phantom Zone, she, along with many others, survived the destruction of Krypton,” according to the source. More evidence to this is the film will also be showing another version of Superman’s home planet of Krypton, and that’s supported by earlier reports of the film portraying Superman’s origins once again (here).

Are we basically in for a remake of Superman II?

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