has signed on to portray Jonathan Kent, Superman’s adoptive father in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot, which is reportedly titled Man of Steel. Costner joins Diane Lane, who previously joined the film as Martha Kent, the hero’s adoptive mother.
In a press release, Snyder had this to say about the character: “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 superhero of all time.”
British actor Henry Cavill is set to play the titular hero.