Warner Brothers has officially announced that Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark Kent, in Zack Snyder’s “Superman” movie. From the release:
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 Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman) and Diane Lane (Martha Kent). Meanwhile, Snyder spoke to Hero Complex | LA Times about his plan for the film:
“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies. … If you look at Batman Begins, there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”
Check out the rest of the interview here. Superman: The Man of Steel (rumored title) is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2012.