Kevin Costner in Superman?

Kevin_Costner_1According to Deadline, Zack Synder and Warner Brothers are interested in casting Kevin Costner (WATERWORLD) in a “key role” in the Superman reboot. 

Could he be under consideration to play Jonathan Kent or Daily Planet editor Perry White to Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent? Or might he be cast against type  as a villain?

The screenplay by David S, Goyer ( and some participation by Jonathan  and producer Christopher Nolan [THE DARK KNIGHT])  is still very much under wraps, though there have been hints that it will feature Clark Kent’s journey towards accepting his future as a superhuman champion of justice.

There have also been some rumors that the Kryptonian villainess Ursa may  be invovled, leading fans to suspect that General Zod might also play a role.

Personally, I hope no antagonists used in previous Superman live-action feature films will be in the movie in any significant way.

 More on this as it develops.

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Tom Powers

Tom Powers was Editor of Starlog.com from 2005-2008. He's been involved in independent filmmaking, voice acting, and also writes fiction and fact-based articles elsewhere as Thomas V. Powers.

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