Friday, March 18, 2011
Meet the Kents
It was announced today that Kevin Costner has signed on to play Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent (joining Diane Lane as his wife, Martha, which was announced earlier).
It doesn't seem that long ago that both of these actors would have been considered for the roles of Superman and Lois Lane, instead of Superman's parents.
From what director Zac Snyder describes below, it sounds like this new Superman movie could be the breath of fresh air that the previous one lacked...
"We're making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there's been no other Superman movies," Snyder says. "If you look at 'Batman Begins,' there's that structure, there's the canon that we know about and respect, but on the other hand there's this approach that pre-supposes that there haven't been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don't be a slave to the movies."
The last movie was basically a replication of the first one (with almost identical actor casting and dangling Jheri Curl in the front), which made it less interesting to watch.
I'm glad they're gonna mix things up a bit.