Deadline is reporting on rumors that Kevin Costner is being considered to play the father of Clark Kent (aka Superman) in the latest superhero reboot from Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. “Tudors” star Henry Cavill was recently announced as the new face of the Man of Steel.
That Costner is being pursued by studios is no surprise considering the media presence he built last year over his “hero” status during the unfortunate BP oil spill. For a cost of around $52 million, BP picked up 32 of the actor’s oil separating centrifuges – in development for more than 20 years. His company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, is now in discussions to equip more emergency response vessels with the centrifuge technology.
Sounds like the perfect role model for a superhero, right? The new Superman is targeted for release in December 2012.