Costner confirmed for Superman role
Kevin Costner will be playing Jonathan Kent in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot.
The Dances With Wolves star had been tipped for the part of Superman's adoptive dad on earth, who raises him up as his own son, but no confirmation had been made until now.
"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 super hero of all time," Zach said in a statement.
Kevin, who can be seen in The Company Men with Ben Affleck, will star alongside Diane Lane, who plays his wife Martha, and the film's star, Henry Cavill, who will play the new Clark Kent/Superman.
More casting announcements are expected to follow in coming months.