Last time Superman was on the big screen, the 80-something Eva Marie Saint played Martha "Ma" Kent to Brandon Routh's Clark Kent. But just like 'Spider-Man' and the 'X-Men' are looking to skew a little younger, Zack Snyder's take on the Man of Steel is getting a boost of youth.

But it's not in the Supes department. (Henry Cavill is 27.) On the heels of rumors that Kevin Costner would play Pa Kent in 'Superman,' Warner Bros. has announced that Diane Lane has signed on to play Martha Kent.

Forty-six might not seem young to some, but in a parental role usually dominated by older women, with a pushing-30 Superman, it's certainly a twist on expectations.
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