The DC Extended Universe is a tricky place. Despite DC's iconography and some great casting choices, all three films so far have been met with icy critical receptions. But that hasn't stopped the DCEU from announcing more and more films, in an attempt to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's well oiled machine. And the studio has still managed to book some great talent for their upcoming films, which makes the idea of potential crossovers almost mouth watering. And Diane Lane (aka Martha Kent) has got a few crossover ideas of her own.
The Nicole that Diane Lane is referring to is none other than Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman. Kidman will make her DCEU debut in James Wan's Aquaman, where she'll be playing the title character's mother Queen Atlanna. And now it appears that Lane is hoping for double DC momma scene between the two characters in a future installment.
And honestly, I can't say I blame her. Nicole Kidman has been an A-list actress forever, and she's on a particularly hot streak at the moment. Her performance as Celeste in HBO's Big Little Lies is being considered a career best, with her Emmy nomination (and likely win) just around the corner. Plus, a scene between Martha Wayne and Atlanna would be a strangely fascinating mixture of worlds.
Of course, it's unlikely that a scene like that would ever truly happen. For starters, Queen Atlanna lives deep in the sea in Aquaman's home of Atlantis. She's unlikely to have much screen time on land, save to argue with her ex-husband (and Arthur's father), who is a human. So a scene where she somehow makes her way to Kansas to have a chat at Martha's diner seems a bit ridiculous.
Additionally, Martha Kent has mostly functioned outside the main action of the DCEU. She's Clark's anchor to the world, often advising her son on his massive responsibility as Superman. Batman v Superman saw her brought into the action when she was kidnapped by Lex Luthor, only to be rescued by Batman in one of the film's best scenes. And while she's presumably met Diana and Bruce during Clark's funeral, Martha isn't all that connected to the main narrative of the universe.
Alas, we'll just have to wait to see how both Queen Atlanna and Martha Kent function within the DCEU when their respective films hit theaters. The next trip into the DCEU is Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, which will hit theaters on June 2, 2017. Check out our full release list to plan your next trip to the movies.