When it was first reported that director Zack Snyder was looking at Kevin Costner to play Superman’s earthly father, Jonathan Kent, everyone was hoping it to be true as it was mostly a rumor. Now it’s all but 100% official.
Deadline is reporting that a deal with Kevin Costner to play Pa Kent in Snyder’s Superman reboot has been closed. The actor is the third signed on to the film. The first being Henry Cavill, who landed the lead role back in late January, and Diane Lane, who will play Costner’s wife, Martha Kent, in the movie.
The screenplay is by David S. Goyer and produced by Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, the project is scheduled to go into production this summer and is targeting a December 2012 release date.
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