James Gunn’s SUPERMAN Found His Mom

Superman's Ma Kent has been revealed!
Neva Howell joins the cast of Superman as Ma Kent

Following the reveal of Pa Kent, we now know the face of Ma Kent in James Gunn’s Superman movie.

Neva Howell has been cast as Martha Kent, the adopted mother of Clark Kent and devout wife of humble farmer Jonathan Kent, who Pruitt Taylor Vince will portray.

The Superman/Kent Family

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The revelation of Martha’s casting should alleviate any concerns about any of Superman’s human parents being absent from the film. Whether or not both characters will live to see the film’s climax remains to be seen. What also remains to be seen is the involvement of Superman’s biological parents, Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van. Given that the movie does not rehash the classic origin story, we can expect minimal involvement from the Kryptonian parents, if any.

Diane Lane as Martha Kent in Man Of Steel

Throughout the years, many great actresses portrayed Martha with the grace you can expect from a woman who quite literally nurtured Superman. Neva Howell becomes the latest in a long line of supermoms following Diane Keaton in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Neva Howell is known for Ghosts of the Ozarks, Fever Dreams Movie, and Burden among others. She does not seem to be a well-known actress but was chosen in an expansive search for a reason.

About Superman

Superman image

Release Date: July 11, 2025
Director and Writer: James Gunn
Studio: DC Studios
Distribution: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: David Corenswet, Rachel Brosnahan, Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, Anthony Carrigan, Nicholas Hoult

Synopsis: Superman follows the titular superhero as he reconciles his heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way in a world that views kindness as old-fashioned.

Do you think Neva Howell has what it takes to be Superman’s mom? Would you like to see Jor-El and Lara appear? Let us know on social media. Follow us for updates, we’re always watching.

Source: The Wrap

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I'm a writer, Co-Founder, and CEO of Moriviews. I live in Trinidad, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology but my real passions lie in literature and content spanning across film & television. I've been a pretty good writer for most of my life and I grew up in front of a TV and loved it. I decided to make a career combining my literary and analytical skills, and one day, God-willingly, I'll be making my own movies.