Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that Kevin Costner has been cast in the studios upcoming Superman reboot Superman: Man of Steel. Costner has closed the deal to play Jonathan Kent in the film directed by Zack Snyder.
Director Zack Snyder stated, “Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest super hero of all time.”
Costner will star alongside Diane Lane, who plays his wife, Martha, and the film’s star, Henry Cavill, who will play the new Clark Kent/Superman.
John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard) most recently played Jonathan Kent on the long running TV show ‘Smallville’. The late Glenn Ford portrayed the character in Richard Donner’s 1978 ‘Superman: The Movie’. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures