‘Superman: Man Of Steel’ casts new villainess

German actress Antje Traue joins the cast as Faora

German actress Antje Traue has joined the cast of the new Superman film as a villainess.

She will play a female enemy called Faore in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming reboot Man Of Steel.

The character is an ally of the movie‚Äôs main antagonist General Zod, who will be played by Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Shannon, according to Variety.

The comic-book character of Faora was believed to be the inspiration for villainess Ursa who appeared in Richard Donner‘s original movies Superman and Superman II from 1978 and 1980.

Traue is best known for appearing in 2009’s Pandorium. She joins a cast led by Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Superman: Man Of Steel is due to start shooting this summer ahead of a release in December 2012.