Deadline are reporting that Zack Snyder has made a last-minute casting change for his upcoming ‘Man of Steel,’ with Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons, Munich, Vantage Point) assuming the role of Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van. Julia Ormond was previously linked to the role, on the reasoning for the casting change Deadline were unable to find out why Snyder made the last-minute change. Zurer will commence filming her scenes with Russell Crowe as Superman’s father Jor-El this week. ‘Man Of Steel’ stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as the plucky journalist Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora, Laurence Fishburn as Perry White, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane, who plays his wife Martha. Written by David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, the film is set for release June 14th, 2013. Check out the rumoured brief synopsis for the film below.

“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.”