Toy Fair 2013 – an insider/industry toy convention – is going on right now in New York. Loads of pictures and updates of upcoming toys and collectibles will be making their way around the net. Nerd Bastards will post what we can when we can.

One line of toys that has been getting some buzz, is from Warner Bros. and Zach Snyder’s Super Man reboot Man of Steel

Mattel will be creating a line of toys for the film in their Movie Masters collection, and they have debuted Superman, Zod, and Jor-El. Now, they have given our friends over at MTV Geek the first look at Kryptonian villainess Faora. I wouldn’t categorize this Superman toy as a spoiler, but this is the first time we’ve gotten to see what director Zack Snyder’s iteration of the character (played by Antje Traue) looks like. Check her out below:


Faora is Zod’s (you will kneel before him!) right hand goon, and, based on her outfit, she’s a part time BDSM sex slave/mistress.

I’ve never said this about an action figure before, but she’s got purrty lips.

The figure its self will be on sale in June for $14.99. You can see Man Of Steel when it hit theaters June 14th of this year.



We’ve seen a plethora of set photos from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Fans have responded to those photos with an adequate mix of snark and praise. So far The Avengers is winning fans over (feel free to debate).
Anyway, everything comes in threes. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is the newest, in production, film to come into nerd view.
Prior to today all we’ve seen is some destroyed buildings and some grass from Smallville. A few more photos from the set have arrived and we now have something more exciting, or less exciting, depends on your opinion. These new photos give us our first look at  Antje Traue as the Kryptonian villainess Faora. From the low resolution images, it looks like she’s wearing a nifty BDSM outfit. She’s also standing next to a guy in a motion capture suit.I can only assume we’re going to get a CGI General Zod.
We also get a new full frontal upright shot of Henry Cavill as Superman. The costume, overall, impresses me. It looks bad ass. He needs some red undies to break up all the blue though
The film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond and Christopher Meloni. The flick is set to be released on June 14th 2013.

[Variety is confirming Antje Traue has been cast as Faora in Superman: Man of Steel]

We already know Faora will supposedly appear at the right hand of General Zod (Michael Shannon) in Zack Snyder‘s Superman: Man of Steel, now we might know whose playing the kick-ass Kryptonian. Variety is reporting, via Superhero Hype, they’ve tapped German actress, Antje Traue for the role. A relative unknown, at least for big budget, super hero movies, Traue co-starred in the sci-fi move, Pandorum and will be in the upcoming, 5 Days of August. We’re still waiting on official confirmation but until then Traue seems like a fantastic choice for Zod’s right hand lady.

If you’d like a refresher on what a crazy bitch Faora is, here ya go. I think she’ll be a welcomed addition to Snyder’s Superman. We’ve already seen her on the big screen, sorta, as she was the inspiration for Ursa in Superman and Superman II. Of course, I think they neglected to include her killer hand-to-hand combat skills in those films so here’s hoping this Faora is a truer incarnation of the character.

We all want to see Superman flattened by a woman, we just need the right woman to do it. Is that Antje Traue? I don’t know, but I’d love to see her try.

source: MTV’s Splash Page

This bit of breaking news comes from the source who broke Kevin Costner being cast at Pa Kent, confirmed Lois Lane in the film and Zod as the villain. This is rumor, but a rumor you should pay lots of attention to. The word is the female villain in the film is Zod’s right hand lady and no it’s not Ursa…well kinda. Here’s the scoop from Comic Book Movie,

-You will see JOR-EL and his wife, Lara.
– Daniel Day-Lewis was looked at for JOR-EL and not the villain.
– Krypton will not be a crystal planet like the Donner film; this Krypton will PROBABLY look like the Coruscant skyline from Star Wars.
The Kryptonian villainess is not URSA…Well sort of. The villainess is FAORA. I was also told that she is a bad ass in the script and that she is Zod’s “right hand [female dog].

Haha, female dog. Anyway, you can see what I mean by it’s not Ursa but at the same time it is. To most of the movie-going public Ursa and Faora would be indistinguishable. But we’re not the general public, are we? We’re obsessive nerds. Faora was the basis for the character of Ursa and why they needed to originally create Ursa I don’t know. Maybe they were trying to make a softer villainess, which sounds ridiculous. Especially once you read up on Faora and realize what scary bitch, err female dog, she is,

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.

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.

Now we can start the casting speculation! We already know Michael Shannon has been cast as General Zod, who would you like to see be his right hand female dog? ::snicker::

source: Comic Book Movie