Lois Lane, Martha Kent help ground the Man of Steel in 'Batman v. Superman'

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Diane Lane returns to her role as Martha Kent in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (KABC)

"Batman v. Superman" has already set a record for the highest Thursday preshow box-office take for an Easter weekend, and analysts think it's now on track to take about $180 million by Monday.

While the Warner Bros. film focuses on the two male superheroes' epic battle, they get powerful support from the women in their lives as well.

In the film, the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) is experiencing a few growing pains in his role as superhero.

Diane Lane reprises her role as Superman's mortal and always supportive mom, Martha Kent, who tells her son that people often hate what they don't understand.

She also has raised him to understand how to use restraint with his powers and make the right decisions.

"I think that she's reminding him he does have a choice," Lane said. "He doesn't have to be yoked to this destiny. He can actually feel the pleasure of making the choice."

Amy Adams also returns to the franchise as ace Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane. The actress thinks the film stays true to the values of these familiar characters, but also makes them relevant to today's world.

"These characters were invented to deal with what we're dealing with," Adams said. "Superman at one point fought Nazis. So they were kind of built to give us hope and to give us something to believe in."

Adams believes fans won't be disappointed with the film.

"I'm not totally the target audience of a superhero movie, so (because) I love it I think people are going to love it," Adams said. "I think that it crosses over between ages and different genders."
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