March 18th, 2011
09:40 AM ET
Exciting news for "Superman" fans! Kevin Costner has joined the cast of the upcoming "Superman" movie.
As has been rumored, Costner will play Smallville resident Jonathan Kent, the father of Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent.
"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," Warner Bros. said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest superhero of all time."
Now on to more important matters: We already know what Andrew Garfield will be wearing when the "The Amazing Spider-Man" returns to the big screen, but what about Cavill's costume in the Superman reboot?
”I can't say—although I appreciate the question," director Zack Snyder tells the L.A. Times. But that doesn't mean he won't give fans a sneak preview of the Man of Steel's ensemble once production gets underway. "We're going to have to show it before we shoot, probably a while before that because [otherwise] someone will be on the set and get a picture of it.”
Snyder is a bit more forthcoming about how he plans to tell the superhero's story.
"We're making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there's been no other Superman movies," Snyder says. "If you look at 'Batman Begins,' there's that structure, there's the canon that we know about and respect, but on the other hand there's this approach that pre-supposes that there haven't been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don't be a slave to the movies."
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