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Kevin Costner is Jonathan Kent in Superman reboot

Kevin Costner is Jonathan Kent in Superman reboot
Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner has officially joined the cast of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot as Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark.

The confirmation of the actor's casting comes a few weeks after word first reached us that he was considering taking on the role.

Costner will no doubt be working most closely with Diane Lane, who signed up a few weeks back to play Jonathan's wife Martha. We're sure that helped his decision a fair bit.

"Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had," says Snyder, "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 super hero of all time."

Filming on Snyder's Superman will kick off in a few months, with the film set for a December 2012 release.

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