While Kevin Costner has had a less-than-stellar track record for the last two decades (although there are some gems like A Perfect World and Open Range), he does deserve some credit for staying away from sequels, remakes, and franchise pictures. But now it looks like he may be signing on to Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot. Deadline reports that Costner is up for a “key role” in the picture. If I had to guess at what the role could be, I’d say it’s either Superman’s birth father Jor-El, surrogate parent Pa Kent, or Daily Planet editor Perry White. Currently, the only actor cast in the film is Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent. The film is currently set for release next holiday season.
Costner most recently co-starred in The Company Men. Last year, we reported that he was planning to get back in the director’s chair for the World War II action-adventure, A Little War of Our Own.