Zack Snyder’s Superman May Add Kevin Costner

Or, as Deadline puts it, there is “heightened interest in Kevin Costner for a key role” in the Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced reboot.

Speculation about the possible role (remember, he hasn’t officially been added to the cast yet; there is just “talk” as of right now) includes Costner possibly playing Jonathan Kent, Superman’s adopted human dad. Or possibly a younger version of Perry White? I don’t see Costner playing a villain (though he’s already played one in “Mr. Brooks”), but I suppose that’s a possibility. General Zod, perhaps?

“The Tudors” star Henry Cavill will be suiting up as the Man of Steel in 2012.