[UPDATE: I just wanted to give you a quick little update. According to our friends at Latino Review, if Costner is officially cast in the film he will be taking on the role of Clarks father Jonathan Kent. Whoa! That actually is a good choice. Superman: Dances With Costner. More on this later, but in the time being tell us what you think in the comments below]
Only recently did we learn who would be slipping on the Man of Steel’s tights, a somewhat unknown Henry Cavill. Now we’re hearing talk about a very well-known Kevin Costner landing a role in the new Superman flick. It’s only rumor but here’s what Deadline is reporting,
I’m told that there is heightened interest in Kevin Costner for a key role in the Superman reboot that is being directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. Henry Cavill was recently set in the Man of Steel role. I’m not exactly sure what role Costner is likely to play….
Hmmm, who could he play? I’m thinking he’d be a shoe-in for Jonathan Kent. I could easily see Costner in the fatherly role of the elder Kent. He’s also played plenty of roles with him quite at home on a farm. Field of Dreams, anyone? Just imagine how great a baseball player a young Clark would be! Other casting possibilities are Perry White, Lex Luthor or General Zod. Now, none of these roles have been confirmed as being in Snyder’s film. In fact we don’t know whole lot about what kind of a Superman story Snyder will be telling. That’s the fun with these rumors, take them with a grain of salt and then scream in your friend’s faces when your guesses turn out to be true. Oh, the internet and it’s constant rumor mill.
We’ll be reporting more as this story develops but what are you thinking about Costner being in a superhero movie? I like the idea of him being in a blockbuster movie, can’t say we’ve heard much from Mr. Costner recently. As long as it turns out better than Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, that was pretty terrible if you ask me. The whole movie I was thinking, “But that’s just a bald Kevin Spacey.” Completely pulled me out of the film.