It’s been confirmed! Longtime Hollywood staple Kevin Costner is set to join the cast of the upcoming “Superman” flick as the mild mannered Jonathan Kent!

Kevin Costner has closed a deal to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ new Superman movie being directed by Zack Snyder. Costner will join a group of actors that so far includes Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel and Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Superman’s adopted Earth mother.

The actor will portray Jonathan Kent, the hero’s adoptive father.

In comics lore, the Kents are portrayed as the two people who most influence Superman, helping give direction to his moral compass and teaching his honorable values. In varying runs of the many comic books, Jonathan Kent is portrayed as having passed away after Clark Kent graduated from high school to being alive and well when the older Clark has his adventures as Superman. (Source)

Anyone else excited?!