Well, the Superman news just keeps on coming—just yesterday, director Zach Snyder was revealing that his version of Superman, The Man of Steel, won’t adhere to Richard Donner’s original cinematic mythos of the character, and now The Hollywood Reporter has it that Kevin Costner has “closed a deal to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ new Superman movie.”

Costner will play Jonathan Kent, Superman’s adoptive human father, and joins a cast that includes Henry Cavill as the boy in blue and Diane Lane as Martha Kent (now officially the hottest mom ever).  Costner has been rumored to have been considering the deal for a month now, as we reported back in February.  And, as Jonathan Kent is meant to the be the moral center of Superman’s universe, Warner Bros. could do far worse than Costner, whose on-screen aw-shucks demeanor recalls such cinema good guys as Jimmy Stewart and Tom Hanks.

Or, as Warner Bros. put it in a press release:

“Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, 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 superhero of all time.”

What do you think of Costner’s casting