A couple of weeks ago we learned that Kevin Costner was up for the role of Jonathan Pa Kent in the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot film. News of Costner‘s casting came about a month after it was revealed that Henry Cavill had been cast as Clark Kent/Superman. Today we learn that actress Diane Lane has been cast as Superman‘s adoptive mother Martha Ma Kent.
Warner Bros. announced today that actress Diane Lane (Secretariat) will play Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Kal-El/Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), in director Zack Snyder’s new Superman movie. Lane, 46, is the first actor to join the film since Cavill, 27, was cast as the Man of Steel in January. ”This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman,” Synder said in the release. “We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.” The film, produced by Christopher Nolan and scripted by David S. Goyer, is slated for release Dec. 2012.
HMMM … apparently Costner‘s casting has not yet officially been confirmed … but he seems like a great choice for Pa Kent, especially opposite Diane Lane as Ma Kent. We still can’t know for sure it seems like they are going to keep Martha and Jonathan Kent relatively young (ie. middle aged) as opposed to how they are traditionally portrayed in the comic books (ie. elderly). I think Diane Lane is great … she will make a perfect Ma Kent, I think. I wonder who will be officially cast next.