She returned several times to appear in Superman films as Lois Lane's mother - in the 1978 Superman, appearing in the Superboy series and in the Brandon Routh's 2006 Superman Returns
Brandon played the lead role in 2006's Superman Returns. His TV credits include NBC's Chuck and CBS's Partners
Actor and director Ben Affleck's casting as the new Batman in the sequel to Man Of Steel may have been greeted by howls of outrage online but even the shrillest, most hard-to-please fan would agree that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is a perfect fit for the role of uber-villain Lex Luthor.
The iconic American superhero is a Brit now. Behind Spider-Man's mask, at the wheel of the Batmobile and now under Superman's cape, a British heart beats - against impressive pectorals.