Kevin Costner to play Clark Kent’s father Jonathan in new Superman movie

By on Mar 18, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, United States Comments

Updated: March 28, 2011 11:47 a.m.

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Kevin Costner is set to play Clark Kent’s adoptive father, Jonathan in the new Superman movie, with British actor Henry Cavill to play the role of Clark Kent/Superman which was announced last January.

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In a press release by Warner Bros on Friday, March 18, 2011, movie director Zack Snyder confirmed that veteran actor Kevin Costner will join his new Superman movie, as Jonathan Kent, Clark’s adoptive father.

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.” Synder said on the statement.

Kevin (Costner) will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this ‘rural American man’ who raised the greatest super hero of all time.” the new Superman movie director added, which now completes the parents of Clark Kent.

On March 2, Warner Bros announced that Diane Lane will play as Martha Kent, Clark‘s adoptive mother in the new Superman movie, which is schedule for release in December 2012, with the tentative title of Superman: The Man of Steel.

Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas 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, while executive producers will be Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips.

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