Just hours ago, it is /superman-eyes-kevin-costner/announced that Kevin Costner was being eyed for an unspecified role in Zack Snyder's upcoming big screen Superman reboot. Now a source close to the production has revealed who, exactly, Kevin Costner is set to play.

If the source is correct, Kevin Costner will portray Clark Kent's adoptive human earth father Jonathan "Pa" Kent, the man who finds baby Kal-El and raises him to become the superhero disguised as a mild mannered newspaper reporter.

Kevin Costner will be following in the footsteps of Glenn Ford, who played Pa in the original 1978 big screen version of Superman.

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Look for this casting rumor to be confirmed in the next few days.

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