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Kevin Costner lands role as Superman's dad, Jonathan Kent

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rsz_tbd-kevincostner032111.jpgThe stuntcasting for the new Superman is in full effect, with Kevin Costner tapped to play Clark Kent's adoptive father, Jonathan. Next thing you know, he'll be having an onscreen heart attack, a la Glenn Ford in the Richard Donner original.

"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. told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest superhero of all time."

The Zack Snyder-directed reboot already has Henry Cavill as Superman and Diane Lane as Martha Kent, his mother on Earth and Jonathan's wife. And here we were hoping Kev and Susan Sarandon could get back together.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 4:11pm]

    

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