Kevin Costner (“The Company Men”), the closest we’ve come yet to a big-screen Aquaman, now looks likely to play a key role in Zack Snyder’s Superman movie, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Little-known Henry Cavill (“Stardust,” “The Tudors”) plays the Man of Steel, and Superman movies have a tradition of using more established actors to play supporting roles.
Snyder’s project is rumored to be a kind of “Superman Begins,” following Clark Kent’s travels between Smallville and Metropolis, so there’s a chance we won’t see much of Lois or Lex in this one.
No word on who Costner plays, though Pa Kent wouldn’t seem like a terrible fit to me.
The filmmaker’s prior credits include “Dawn of the Dead,” “300,” “Watchmen,” “Legends of the Guardians” and “Sucker Punch.”
Costner’s other recent credits include “Rumor Has It,” “Mr. Brooks” and “Swing Vote.”
Find all of Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.