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Actress Antje Traue will play the female heavy in Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder’s “Superman: Man of Steel.”  Traue will portray Faora Hu-Ul, who hails from Krypton.  Krypton is the birthplace (planet) of Kal-El also known as Superman/Clark Kent.  The alluring and beautiful Traue got her big break in the international science fiction film “Pandorum” opposite Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster in 2009.  Traue’s looks and blue eyes will add sex appeal to the menacing alien’s character.

The murderous female villain will battle Superman, alongside fellow Kryptonian General Zod (Michael Shannon.) Reportedly she is no lightweight.

A partial history of Faora Hu-Ul is as follows.

The serial killer Faora Hu-Ul escaped from the infamous Phantom Zone.  She was the template for Warner Brothers “Superman” and “Superman II’s” Ursa character. The beautiful Faora is a Kryptonian who had tortured and murdered 23 men at a Concentration Camp she had at her home on Krypton. Apprehended, she was sentenced and banished for 300 years to the penitentiary dimension known only as the Phantom Zone.  Faora is an expert martial artist who knows the Kryptonian fighting style Horo-Kanu.  Also, she possesses the rare ability to attack opponents with Mental Lightning.

“Superman: Man of Steel” is set to roll before the cameras this summer in Chicago.  It is expected to land in theaters sometime in December of 2012.  British actor Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman.  Other members of the cast include Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon.  The screenplay is written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), which is based on a story created by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan.  Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) directs.

Sources: Baseline, IMDb, comicvine.com, Variety