Super-MILF

Few can question the importance Siegel & Shuster's SUPERMAN has had on popular culture. Even as a Superman fan, I can objectively say he's culturally significant. As such, so his is origin story and supporting cast. Scores of non-comic readers know the names Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and even Perry White, which is a testament to the memorable and enjoyable Supes stories that have crazed the four color art form for decades. With the announcement of the new Superman a while ago and the involvement of Zak Snyder, I didn't really bat an eye. I dislike the vast majority of superhero movies, especially the more recent ones. Don't get me wrong, Snyder has done good work, and I'll give credit where it's due, but I really don't need another Superman movie. Superman Returns just wasn't very good. It entertained me the first time I saw it, but subsequent theatrical viewings with others made the honeymoon period elapse pretty quickly.  
 
Moving on.... 
 
Now we have our latest S-related announcement in the form of Diane Lane's casting as Martha Kent. Well.... I've noticed something about that.   
The Kents were always an older couple. Even dying of essentially old age before Golden Age Superman even donned the cape. That also was a handy plot device to explain why Clark wouldn't be having any siblings from his adoptive parents in the near future. The Superman franchise has largely been faithful to the notion of Superman's parents being old respectable looking All-American folks. 

 Comic Book Martha  


 
Virginia Carroll, a Western actress played Martha at the young age of 35, but (not to be unkind) she was a fairly average looking woman and they played down her youth. Phyllis Thaxter gave THE archetypal performance as Martha, and was again matronly and elderly. When Superman Returns roles around, we got blonde bombshell Eva Marie Saint, who I would rank as one of Hollywood's sexiest starlets from the late 40's into the 60's, combining confidence with good looks. Saint however, was 80 when she played Martha. Now, with this back to basics approach we have Diane Lane playing Martha Kent.  And while it's way too premature to comment on casting or the movie itself. I just don't know if I want to have dirty thoughts about Superman's mom. 

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13 Comments
13 Comments
Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Wha?

Posted by Krakoa
@BiteMe-Fanboy: What's the "Wha?" for?
Posted by AtPhantom
@Krakoa said:
"The Kents were always an older couple. Even dying of essentially old age before Golden Age Superman even donned the cape. That also was a handy plot device to explain why Clark wouldn't be having any siblings from his adoptive parents in the near future. The Superman franchise has largely been faithful to the notion of Superman's parents being old respectable looking All-American folks. "
Not really true. Both Birthright and Earth one had them considerably younger than their earlier portrayals, both showing them as middle aged but pretty modern. And Birthright was canon for more than half a decade.
Posted by Krakoa
@AtPhantom: I'm not too familiar with either storyline, but I'll take your word for it. In this blog, I'm approaching it from my perhaps knowledge of the entire canon of Superman lore. I'm not too crazy about all the revisitations of his origin or the revisions either.  
 
You're point is well taken though. And perhaps I don't know enough to make the judgement call. 
Posted by Supreme Marvel

I'd feel soooooo sorry for Clark. Every will go going round to his to see his mother.

Posted by MKF30

Wow, Diane Lane in that pic is just begging guys to eat her up(literally lol :P) 
 
She's hot for sure, I've always had a huge crush on her ever since Hardball lol

Posted by Silkcuts

GREAT BLOG.
NICE TAKE ON A TOPIC NO ONE SEEMED TO TALK ABOUT!
Diane Lane and I will be having a hot date in my head tonight, that is for sure.  
Maybe in that dream I'll be calling her Ma.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

what's wrong with having dirty thoughts about Superman's mom when she was old? isn't that judgmental of people's tastes...I'm sure some people are into that...NOT ME I SWEAR! as far as I'm concerned, new Martha Kent FTW (that pic makes me forget all about my initial agreement with your thoughts)

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Posted by Krakoa
@aztek the lost: I didn't say there was anything about lusting after an elderly Martha. Just that the majority of people, myself included, do not. lol
Posted by Video_Martian

Diane Lane is HOT

Posted by Dilutedseid

Have you seen Diane lately, she looks mid 40s

Posted by PowerHerc

Diane Lane is a MILF.

Martha Kent should not be a MILF.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@mkf30 said:
She's hot for sure, I've always had a huge crush on her ever since Hardball lol

This sentence is so funny lol

But yeah Diane Lane is HOT and it's going to be weird saying that Ma Kent is a MILF