Superman may have Lois Lane in his corner, but he's not a ladies man to every female. Just ask German actress Antje Traue, who is a front-runner to play the lead villainess in Zack Snyder's rebooted Superman film 'Man of Steel,' according to Deadline. Traue will join with Michael Shannon, who will play bad guy General Zod, to take down the Man of Steel.

Initially, Deadline suspected that she would play Ursa, Zod's accomplice in the first two Superman films, but Variety now says she'll play Faora, who first appeared in the comic books in the late 1970s, and was the basis for the character of Ursa, played by Sarah Douglas in the 1978 and 1980 originals (Zod was played by Terence Stamp).

Traue made her American debut with 2009's sci-fi flick 'Pandorum,' and has been looking for high-profile roles to get her U.S. career off the ground; Deadline reports that she went after roles in 'The Rite' and 'World War Z.'

'Man of Steel,' which stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, will hit theaters in December, 2012.
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