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.
“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.