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Kevin Costner to Play Superman's Father in 'The Man of Steel'

March 19, 2011 (1:48 am) GMT
Director confirms the 'Bodyguard' actor has joined the film, saying 'Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest superhero of all time.'
Kevin Costner

Director Zack Snyder has confirmed reports has signed up to star in a reboot of the "Superman" franchise. The "Bodyguard" actor was rumored to be taking on the role of Clark Kent's father opposite new "The Man of Steel", .

And now Snyder, who is taking on 2012's "Superman: Man of Steel" film, has revealed Costner has agreed to the project. He tells Total Film, "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."

"Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest superhero of all time."

will play Superman's mother, Martha Kent, who adopts the young hero when he lands on Earth in a rocket.

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