Briefly: Here’s some pretty late-breaking casting news for Zack Snyder‘s new Superman film, Man of Steel. While we know that Lois Lane will be the primary female lead in the film, played by Amy Adams, now we know for certain that ground is being laid to include another romantic interest for Superman alter-ego Clark Kent (Henry Cavill).

A past romantic interest, at least. Jadin Gould (Battle: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, Chuck) has been cast as a young Lana Lang, and will appear in at least one flashback to Clark Kent’s childhood in Smallville, likely opposite Dylan Sprayberry as the young Kent. Lang is traditionally the first of Kent’s ‘double-L’ entanglements, before he runs into Lois Lane and Lex Luthor. Oddly, Gould could almost pass for a young Kristin Kreuk, who played Lang on Smallville. [Superman Super Site via ComingSoon]