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Kevin Costner Joining Zack Snyder's 'Superman'?

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 21, 2011 at 7:24AM

Alright, Zack Snyder, you're throwing us for a goddamn loop with this one. Updated: Latino Review says if Costner gets this role, and it sounds like he might, that he'll play Pa Kent, Superman's earth-dad, Jonathan "Pa" Kent.
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Alright, Zack Snyder, you're throwing us for a goddamn loop with this one. Updated: Latino Review says if Costner gets this role, and it sounds like he might, that he'll play Pa Kent, Superman's earth-dad, Jonathan "Pa" Kent.

Deadline reports that there is "heightened interest" in Kevin Costner for the forthcoming "Superman." The actor, who has stayed away from tentpole films since the ridiculous/diastrous 1997 film "The Postman," is apparently being eyed for a "key role" though it is not specified what exactly that might be. And well, that's about all we know for now and it remains to be seen if this "interest" will turn into anything more concrete, but we can hear the cries from the comic faithful already.

Deadline speculates that Costner might continue his string of good guy roles of late in films like "The Company Men" and "Swing Vote." But if we had to guess, we think the part might be a baddie, especially considering that Costner received some pretty decent notices for his darker turn in "Mr. Brooks."

So, yay or nay on Costner? At this point, who knows how this will play out but at the very least, we hope those rumored script problems are getting solved.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Zack Snyder, Super Hero Films, Kevin Costner, Man Of Steel