Kevin Costner in Superman?UPDATE: We're still waiting on the official press release, but Deadline is reporting that this is a done deal. Kevin Costner has signed on to play Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder's forthcoming Superman reboot. Costner joins Henry Caville, who is playing Clark Kent/Superman, and Diane Lane who will be Martha Kent, his adoptive mother.


February 21, 2011: We usually don't get into casting and production speculation as it all feels like a big waste of time if the rumors fail to pan out. But this particular bit currently buzzing about the web is just interesting enough that we must pass it along.

Deadline is reporting that Zack Snyder is circling Kevin Costner for a key role in his forthcoming Superman reboot. We know Henry Caville was recently tapped as the man of steel, and we're awaiting announcement of a female lead, but the article makes no mention of who Costner might play in the comic book adaptation.

The film, being produced by Christopher Nolan and written by David S. Goyer, is set to go into production later this year, so some officially announcements are sure to come rolling in within the coming months.