Julia Ormond

Kal-El of Krypton is getting a new mommy.

Veteran actress of TV and Film, Julia Ormond (CSI: New YorkBenjamin Button) was set to star as the Kryptonian mother of DC comics Superman in the new, Zack Snyder directed, Man of Steel. For reasons unknown, the director made a last minute decision to replace her.

The new Lara Lor-Van will now be portrayed by stage and film star Ayelet Zurer. If you’re saying “Who’s that?” you’re not alone.

Her name may be fading you, because the last film Ayelet was in was the 2009 biblical thriller Angels & Demons, the chick who runs around with Tom Hanks for 2 hours.

Could it be that Snyder’s faster then a speeding bullet decision was all due to age and experience, or did Ormond have some Kryptonite in her vagina?

Ayelet, 42, barely look’s like she cracked her 30’s compared to Julia’s 46. Ayelet also has some actual military training. Jor-El must love a woman that can handle shooting off a few rounds (zing!).

Zurer will begin filming immediately alongside Russell Crowe, Superman’s Kryptonian father Jor-El, in the $175 million Warner Bros/Legendary film due out June 14, 2013.

Man of Steel Stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer.

Via: Deadline 

We got 3 brief super hero news bits for you. We would have gone a little more in depth with each story, but today’s Taco Thursday, we’re getting a NOMs on. Read on thru for abridged bites on the U.S. release dates for the Anime Wolverine and Iron Man, the newest Captain America poster, and word on Julia Ormond being offered role of Supermans mom in ‘Man of Steel’.

Anime Iron Man and Wolverine U.S. Airdates Announced

G4TV has announced the premiere dates of the Marvel anime series for Iron Man and Wolverine that were developed by Madhouse. The series have already been running in Japan, but those wacky asians won’t get exclusivity, as we will get to see them here in the U.S. The anime series will hit G4TV this summer on July 29th at 11pm. I’m happy to see that they were able to find a time block to put these shows in among the endless supply of COPS episodes.

Here’s the full detailed press release: