Now that British star Henry Cavill has been officially tapped to play Superman , rumors have been swirling about how the rest of the flick’s cast will shape up. Recently, industry insiders mused that three starlets are up for the female lead — which is not Clark Kent’s well-known main squeeze Lois Lane — in the Zack Snyder-helmed project: “Sex and the City 2″ actress Alice Eve, Rosamund Pike from “An Education” and Diane Kruger from the “National Treasure” series.
However, when MTV News sat down with Kruger on Saturday (February 5), the German-born actress — who is currently promoting the film “Unknown” — flatly denied that she’s in the running for the role.
“They’re all false rumors,” the “Inglourious Basterds” star said. “I don’t know who launched them but it’s not true.” Kruger emphatically batted away reports that she has been in talks or auditioning, saying, “No. None.”
Even though Kruger is officially out of the leading-lady race, speculation about who will star opposite Cavill’s Superman — among other questions — still remains. In addition to Pike and Eve, A-listers like Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Natalie Portman and Rachel McAdams have been among the names to pass in and out of the “Superman” rumor mill.
With casting for female lead still up in the air, the identity of the character has also not been revealed. However, a Lane-free flick might be a hint that the storyline will propel the Man of Steel outside of the fictional urban locale of Metropolis.
Production on “Superman” is slated to kick off this summer. Fans can expect the superhero adventure to arrive in theaters in December 2012.
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