Looks like Superman’s mom doesn’t think he’s the most special boy in all the world, or at least shes’s not that impressed with his superpowered friends. When asked whether the Justice League movie will blow Marvel’s The Avengers out of the water, Diana Lane simply said: “No.”
In an appearance on Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen Live, Lane was asked by a viewer whether she could spoil any secrets about the upcoming superhero crossover, as well as whether Justice League will be better than The Avengers, which continues in 2018 with Infinity War.
“No and no,” Lane replied. “Short but honest. I hate to disappoint.”
Lane, who plays Superman’s mom Martha Kent, joins a growing list of Man of Steel actors who’ve poured salt on the wound that is the DCEU— barring Wonder Woman, which we hope is the shining light in a sea of meh. Laurence Fishburne (who played Perry White in Man of Steel) previously admitted that Marvel is kicking DC’s ass, and Amy Adams (Lois Lane) seemingly brushed off the fact that she was in the upcoming film last year.
Justice League comes out November 17. Ma Kent will presumably check it out once it comes to Netflix or something.
Update: In a statement to Comicbook.com, Lane’s representatives said her statement “sorry to disappoint” wasn’t meant to imply that Justice League would suck, but rather was about how she couldn’t spoil anything on the upcoming movie, which she reportedly hasn’t seen yet. It still doesn’t explain the rest of the statement, though. You can read the statement in full here:
Diane meant “sorry to disappoint” in reference to revealing anything concerning Justice League that is not already out in the public, and, was declining to comment on a film (Avengers) that she has not seen. She is thrilled to continue her role as Martha Kent, and appreciates your excitement for Justice League.