Superman: The Man of Steel casting rumors abound this week. Will Kevin Costner don the flannel and keel over in the amber waves as Pa Kent? Will director Zack Snyder defy earlier statements and demand we kneel before Zod? And will that Kryptonian General be played by Viggo Morstensen? Well. We're not sure yet.
But here's a humdinger.
DC has confirmed tonight that Diane Lane–Cherry Valance herself–is our new Ma Kent.
"Good news, Diane! We got the Superman movie!"
"I'm Lois Lane!? This is fantastic! I need to update my Facebook."
"This is perfect. We can order one of those director's chairs and it can just say 'Ms. Lane' on it. How perfect!"
"Okay. But. Just. Remember how, as a little joke, they had you read for that other part too?"
Whether or not the 46-year-old actress will inherit Carla Gugino's old-age prosthetics from Watchmen is anyone's guess. Either way, here's even money Pete Ross spent a lot of time mulling around the Kent farmstead back in the day like a hayseed Eddie Haskell.
Not a whole lot of time between now and December 2012 to go golden girl naturally, so maybe she was selected to play both young and…er…"no spring chicken" Martha Kent via Hollywood movie magic?
We'll have to wait and see.