Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel has cast German actress Antje Traue to star alongside Michael Shannon as the villains of the reboot. Shannon is set to play General Zod and Traue will star as his accomplice, Ursa. The character appeared in the first two Superman films. Traue was last seen on screen opposite Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid in Pandorum. She is currently filming the Peter Flinth-directed Nobels Testament in Sweden. Traue has been searching for a major studio role for a bit. She lost out to Alice Braga for The Rite after testing. She also met Marc Forster to play Brad Pitt's character's wife in World War Z, now The Killing's Mireille Enos has landed the role.
I think it is probably for the best that she did not land the role in The Rite, it did not end up doing well at the box office. Pandorum (seen above) was decent, but not amazing. I think she is tough and can handle herself in an action film, making her a great fit for the role. I am looking forward to seeing Man of Steel. I loved Ursa in the Superman films so it would be cool to see her on screen again.
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