Kevin Costner Confirmed for Superman

March 18, 2011 By:
Kevin Costner Confirmed for Superman

Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...Kevin Costner?

Director Zack Snyder has confirmed that Kevin Costner has signed up to star in a reboot of the Superman franchise--but luckily it's not for Superman's role.

Kevin is rumored to take on the role of Clark Kent's father opposite Henry Cavill (

He tells Total Film, "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."

So who else will be in the sure-to-be box office hit? Diane Lane will play Superman's mother, Martha Kent, who adopts the young hero when he lands on Earth in a rocket.

I don't know about you, but there's no way I'm passing up two hours of Henry Cavill.