Rumors have been swirling for weeks over the casting for "The Man Of Steel" and now one of those reports have been confirmed.
Kevin Costner, who was reportedly being considered for a role in the movie, has sealed a deal to become the new Jonathan Kent. He will star alongside Diane Lane who has been cast as Martha Kent and Henry Cavill as Superman.
In the Richard Donner movies, the role of Mr. Kent was played by Glenn Ford and the character later given a more substantial development on The CW's "Smallville" series, this time by Jonathan Schneider. In both adaptations, Jonathan Kent provided some much needed guidance for the Last Son of Krypton and eventually suffered a heart attack ... an even that pushing Clark forward towards his destiny as a hero.
It is unclear if Costner's character will suffer the same fate.
Zack Snyder's Superman won't be following in the footsteps of "Superman Returns" and instead will be a complete reboot of the franchise in the same way as "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" re-invented the Batman saga.
Viggo Mortensen is still rumored as being considered to play Zod, the evil General from Krypton, however his casting is entirely dependent on if he is cast in the upcoming live-action "Snow White" where he is in talks to play the Huntsman. Due to the scheduling of both movies, if he signs on for the fairytale then the actor will officially be out of the running for "The Man Of Steel."
"The Man Of Steel" will be released December 2012.
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