Rumor Has Kevin Costner Being Eyed To Play Jonathan Kent, Superman's Earthly Father

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-02-21 17:45:20discussion comments
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Arriving online today I discovered that the big question on everybody's mind was "Who does Zack Snyder want Kevin Costner to play in his Superman reboot?" In my write-up of the story I suggested two characters that the Oscar winner could play - Perry White, the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet, and Jonathan Kent, the man who raised Superman on Earth. Turns out that my second guess may have been right on target. Latino Review is reporting from "well-placed sources" that the role that Costner is wanted for is that of Pa Kent. As the story goes, Jonathan Kent, along with his wife Martha, discover Kal-El's rocket, which crashes to earth in the town of Smallville. Though they know he's not of this Earth, they raise him as their son, giving him the name Clark Kent.

While I still think that Perry White is a better fit, I do like the idea of Costner in the part. Still, it's way, way to early to be saying that Costner will be in the film. The actor isn't even in negotiations for the part yet and, for all we know, he might not even be aware that Snyder is interested in casting him. The point is, if he ends up not doing the movie, don't set yourself up for disappointment.
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