Kevin Costner is Taking a Key Role in 'Superman: The Man of Steel'?
by Ethan Anderton
February 21, 2011
Yes, we already have our Superman with British actor Henry Cavill putting on the tights and cape, and it sounds like we're getting close to have a female join the cast as well. Now another actor may apparently be joining Zack Snyder's Superman: The Man of Steel, and it's not a name you'd expect to be mentioned in such a high profile project. Deadline reports Kevin Costner is being circled for a key role in this new take on the iconic superhero. Though no details on his role are yet available, I'd be willing to bet that Costner would play Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White. However, it would be far more interesting if he was taking on a villainous role.
Though we're not sure what villain will be attempting to thwart Supes this time around, it's not hard to imagine Costner as arch nemesis Lex Luthor. The actor may even be able to pull of General Zod. But given his age, I'd be willing to bet such a strong, action-oriented villain would need to have a younger actor in those shoes. But I still think the safe bet is for Costner to take the role of Perry White. Of course, the actor's involvement isn't official yet as only "heightened interest" has been expressed for him to take part. Still, the prospect is an interesting one. What do you think?
UPDATE: Apparently Latino Review has learned that the role Costner is being sought for is that of Jonathan "Pa" Kent. Some of you commenters thought this was also a viable part for the actor, so what do you think of this update should it turn out to be true?