Rumors have been flying that Kevin Costner is considering the role of Jonathan Kent in Warner Bros. new “Superman” movie. With Henry Cavill, 27 already cast as their new Man of Steel, very real surprise was expressed when it was confirmed that 46 year old Diane Lane has been signed to fill the role of Martha Kent. In the past, the super hero parental roles have almost entirely been filled by more “mature” actors, but apparently that is a trend of the past.
Zack Snyder explained his casting choice in a press release:
“This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”