Thursday, March 17, 2011

Superman Movie News: Kevin Costner is cast as Jonathan Kent in new Superman film!

The Kent Family: Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Henry Cavill cast in new Superman film
Deadline reports that actor Kevin Costner is now confirmed and officially cast by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures as Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent/Superman's adopted father. Kevin Costner was recently rumored to be playing Jonathan Kent, but is not confirmed until now...Diane Lane (love her!!! great choice for Martha Kent!) is confirmed and you can read the Deadline article below...

It's all over but the press release! Almost a month after Deadline revealed that Kevin Costner was in early talks for a lead role in Superman: Man of Steel, I hear that he has closed a deal to play Jonathan Kent, the adoptive dad of Clark Kent. Costner will join Henry Cavill, who is playing the title role, and Diane Lane, who is playing Martha Kent, his adopted mother.

Zack Snyder is directing for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. The Superman film is being produced by Chris Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers. The new Superman is targeted for release in December 2012.
Also, from Superman Homepage article below...

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 Diane Lane, who plays his wife, Martha, and the film's star, Henry Cavill, who will play the new Clark Kent/Superman.
Speaking of Diane Lane...
Diane Lane Discusses Playing Martha Kent and Snyder Not a Slave to Previous Superman Movies (both via Superman Homepage)

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2 comments:

Smallville said...

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I've noticed that you've made a mistake in your post, you wrote "as Martha Kent" instead of Jonathon Kent.

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Jeane said...

Thanks for the nice comments and for the correction on this post. I didn't even noticed it till you pointed it out, lol. I posted it fast, haha...I've fixed it now. Thanks again. :)

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