Kevin Costner Confirmed for Superman

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Warner Bros. confirmed that Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent in the new Superman movie from director Zack Snyder (Watchmen). 

Costner will play Jonathan Kent, the father who raised Clark Kent as his own son and shaped him to be the man who is known as Superman.

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“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." Snyder said about the casting. "Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest super hero of all time.”

Costner is the third star to be added to the lineup.  He will join Diane Lane, who plays his wife, Martha Kent and Henry Cavill who will play Superman/Clark Kent.

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Though Costner made his film debut at age 19, real success came for Costner in 1987 when he starred as Elliot Ness in The Untouchables in 1987.  Since then, Costner has been an A-list actor and has starred in No Way Out, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, JFK, The Bodyguard, and A Perfect World.

Of course, no bio of Kevin Costner would be complete without mentioning his failures in the late 90s epics, Waterworld and The Postman.

Kevin Coster recently had a revitlized career with his roles in Thirteen Days, Open Rang, The Guardian, and Mr. Brooks.

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