One of the many characters we will see in Zack Snyder’s Justice League later this year is Diane Lane as she reprises the role of Martha Kent, mother of Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman, for the third time. While we don’t know much about what is in store for Martha Kent in the film, Lane recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her experience working on this particular DC movie.
“I don’t think I’m allowed to talk much about it. But it was good for me, selfishly, to have a reunion with everyone and meeting some of the new characters.”
One of the things that received mixed reactions in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is the “Martha” moment during the big battle between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. When Batman was just about to kill the Last Son of Krypton, Superman uttered the one word that made the Caped Crusader stop: Martha.
Both their mothers are named Martha and in this scenario, Ma Kent had been kidnapped by Lex Luthor who threatened to kill Clark’s last family member if he didn’t take Gotham City’s Detective out. Despite the reactions that the scene got from some viewers, Lane defended that scene and talked about the deeper message with that line.
“It’s the compassion for a man who’s lost his mother. When you understand the wound, you can work better with people.”
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielson as Queen Hippolyta and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, opens in theaters on Friday, November 17.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter