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Costner Joining SUPERMAN?

Kevin Costner may be playing Jonathan Kent in Zack Snyder's Superman.

By Jarrod Sarafin     February 22, 2011
Source: Deadline, Latino Review

Oscar-winning actor and director Kevin Costner may be jumping back into the world of genre entertainment in a "Super" way. Deadline reports the veteran actor has been listed as a possible addition to Warner Bros. Pictures' Superman, a reboot of sorts under the direction of Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan. While the online trade fell short of telling us which role that Costner is up for in the Man of Steel film, Latino Review is calling it early by reporting he's set to play Jonathan Kent, the hero's adoptive father.

Ever since the average to lackluster results following 1995's Waterworld and 1997's The Postman, Costner has steered clear of the genre landscape we love unless you'd like to count his turn as a serial killer in 2007's Mr. Brooks. By signing on board the fast-tracking WB production, he would be set for his first comic adaptation as well.

With other pivotal roles also in the casting phase, the only confirmed star is Supes himself with Henry Cavill ("The Tudors") set for the title role. Snyder (300, Watchmen) is at the helm, based on a screenplay by David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan. His Batman-charged brother, Christopher Nolan, is overseeing the development from a producer's capacity.  

What do you think about Costner playing Pa Kent or any other role in the production? Sound off below.

Thanks to HudsonTaco for the submission.


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cdauch36 2/22/2011 7:49:34 AM

i guess it could work. not a big fan of costners, apart from the untouchables.

PAGE 2/22/2011 8:06:32 AM

 I could see Costner as Jonathan Kent. I think that's a good fit for him. I've always liked his acting. Looking forward to more casting news though.

violator14 2/22/2011 8:22:37 AM

What The.

Calibur454 2/22/2011 8:27:29 AM

Yeah some one like johnathan kent could work I can see him in that. But not much anything else. Unlesss he has totally buffed up his physice to snag a as of yet unamed villian I cant see him playing anything else.

HudsonTaco 2/22/2011 8:29:55 AM

Violator - I was thinking the same thing.

Shasta 2/22/2011 8:32:13 AM

Hmmmm maybe Perry White? Its either that or papa Kent. Myself I would have him as Perry. Just have to wait and see.

wish 2/22/2011 8:48:12 AM

I've always liked Costner, this would be a good opportunity for him to become relevant again, and now that he could occupy the same spaces as Tom Berenger or Alec Baldwin I think it's the right time for him.  There is always a need for age 50 cool guys in the movie biz, I would like to see him move into that position.  Looks like we're gonna get a lot of "un-expected's" in this production, I say bring it on.

boxker 2/22/2011 8:49:56 AM

Step Father? Isn't more like adoptive father?

Rheul_home 2/22/2011 9:00:50 AM

Costner as the elder Kent sounds fine to me. Wonder if they'll have a scene of Johnathan teaching Clark to play baseball? Costners baseball movies are always good. I personally would love to see a young Clark knock a ball into orbit.

jfdavis 2/22/2011 9:01:56 AM

Honestly, before John Schneider's turn as Jonathan I may have said no but since then... perfect! Costner is a much better actor than he's given credit. The only two movies I really didn't like were Waterworld and The Postman.  He was very good in The Upside of Anger as an alcoholic washed-up sports star. 

I love how the diffrent versions decide whether the Kents are both alive, both dead or just one of them are dead. (Though his scenes may be flashbacks...) 

Yes, he could do Perry but Jonathan is a better choice I think... Personally, I want Ed Asner as Perry but maybe Bob Hoskins?

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