Warners Bros has confirmed the news of roping in Kevin for the film. "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," the Hollywood Reporter quotes the official statement of WB.
Pa Kent's character suffered a heart attack lending Richard Donner Superman movie some of its poignancy. But it is now not clear whether Costner will have an on-screen death in new Superman fim, which is produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder.