Finalizing what was already suspected for the last month, Warner Bros. has at last closed a deal with Kevin Costner and acknowledged that he'll be playing Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. The gilled hero of Waterworld joins Henry Cavill, who's playing the alien hero, and Diane Lane, the Kryptonian's adoptive mother who looks really great for her age.
In the official release, Snyder elaborated:
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.
But will he be able to communicate the wackiness of when an infant Clark Kent ends up comically spinning his father around over his head like a Barney and Bamm-Bamm scene from The Flintstones? We'll see.