By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 17, 2011 at 12:31PM
Just a few weeks after it was first rumored, it looks like Clark Kent is getting a Dad.
Deadline reports that a deal has closed for Kevin Costner to play Pa Kent in Zack Snyder's "Superman." He will join Diane Lane as Ma Kent, as they will play the parents to the Man Of Steel. But of course, this is just the tip of the casting iceberg. There is still Lois Lane to be cast (and a bevy of names have already been rumored for that role), Ursa (again, a number of names have been mentioned), and the biggest one of them all, Zod. While Viggo Mortensen was recently rumored, according to Deadline, it's not likely he'll take the part, especially if he signs on to "Snow White and the Huntsmen" which he was also recently linked to. But Mortensen as Zod would be frankly, pretty fantastic, so we hope that the actor carefully weighs his options here.
For now, much of the details surrounding the reboot have been kept firmly under wraps with Snyder recently saying that his film would not follow or link to any of the previous movie versions. Of course, you know Henry Cavill will be wearing the iconic tights in the film that will hit theaters in December 2012.