Kevin Costner set to play Superman’s father in film


LOS ANGELES, Kevin Costner is to play the father of Superman in the Warner Bros revival of the ultimate superhero movie, it was announced Thursday.

Costner, 56, will play the role of Jonathan Kent opposite Diane Lane, who plays the Man of Steel’s mother.

The roles of the middle-American couple who raise the alien baby and teach him honor and values are expected to be central to the movie, directed by Zack Snyder and set for release in December 2012.

Henry Cavill, who starred in the TV series The Tudors, has been cast to play Superman.