Well, this has been rumoured for the last couple of weeks and I’ve always been a fan so I am pretty happy about it personally. Kevin Costner has been officially cast as Jonathon Kent the father to the son of Krypton Clark Kent in the upcoming Superman Reboot directed by Zack Snyder. Theres no release date as yet! As filming hasn’t even started and personally I’m still a little bit bitter that Brendon Routh didn’t get another crack anyways Check out the press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KEVIN COSTNER CAST AS JONATHAN KENT IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES’
AND LEGENDARY PICTURES’ UPCOMING SUPERMAN MOVIE
BURBANK, CA, March 17, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures
announced today that Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent, the father who raised Clark Kent as his own son, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.
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.
Costner most recently starred in 2010’s “The Company Men,” and is currently in
development on the comedy “The One.” He has won two Academy Awards®, for producing and directing the epic “Dances with Wolves,” also garnering a nomination for Best Actor. He has also starred in a wide range of memorable films, including “The Untouchables,” “No Way Out,” “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “JFK,” “The Bodyguard,” “Wyatt Earp,” “Tin Cup” and “Swing Vote,” to name a few.
Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
The new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.