The Official Kevin Costner IS Pa Kent Thread

Discussion in 'Man of Steel' started by Lobo, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. DIRECTOR

    DIRECTOR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    Messages:
    8,209
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent sounds good, I havent' seen Mr. "IF YOU BUILT IT HE WILL COME" for a long time. I need to catch up on some of his movies
     
    #26
  2. Man of Tomorrow

    Man of Tomorrow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,877
    Likes Received:
    0

    They could grey him up much more. Snyder did that with all the Minutemen survivors in the present of Watchmen.

    Pa Kent is generally grandfather age around the time Superman begins.

    It's been that way in all the comics (except Birthright due to the Smallville TV series tie-in) and even in The Animated Series and all the Animated movies.... and the serials, and the Reeves series.
     
    #27
  3. bunk

    bunk superhero fan

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    0
    If he's playing Pa Kent, I'll be pretty excited. I didn't think he was doing much acting in movies that he isn't directing these days.
     
    #28
  4. KRIM

    KRIM Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    3,661
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't see what relevance a few years has. Ignoring that this is a reboot so it's not particularly obliged to strictly follow previous iterations, what advantage is it to age an already elder actor?
     
    #29
  5. Man of Tomorrow

    Man of Tomorrow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interesting factoid.

    Kevin Costner (Pa Kent) is the same height as Henry Cavill (Superman), 6'1. I do think Snyder will do some camera tricks with Cavill here.
     
    #30
  6. Kurosawa

    Kurosawa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2003
    Messages:
    9,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    With the modern makeup and effects they could easily do a Benjamin Button with Costner, making him look mid-40's when they find Kal-El and mid-60's when Clark leaves for Metropolis and he passes away.
     
    #31
  7. Man of Tomorrow

    Man of Tomorrow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wouldn't consider him elderly. The Kents are senior citizens essentially, especially during the time Superman begins.

    Costner isn't there yet.
     
    #32
  8. GreenKToo

    GreenKToo In the fire

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    13,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd love goodman as perry, and he is definitely a well known name.
     
    #33
  9. Man of Tomorrow

    Man of Tomorrow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I have a feeling this will be similar to Watchmen and what Snyder did with Carla Gugino and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
     
    #34
  10. Sawyer

    Sawyer High King

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    98,313
    Likes Received:
    17
    I dont know how I'd feel about that. I really didn't care for the aging make-up in Watchmen.
     
    #35
  11. Kal-El.9859

    Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,872
    Likes Received:
    0
    why is is so wrong for Superman to go home to visit his folks? He obviously loves his parents....is it that hard for you get through your mind? good grief! It doesn't make him any less SUPER or any less of a MAN.
     
    #36
  12. Man of Tomorrow

    Man of Tomorrow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Same, but all of Snyder's big movies that rely heavily on CGI and makeup have that artificial look to them...

    None of Snyder's big budget work has that down to earth 'real' approach. He's the anti-Nolan in many ways.

    I'm worried about overuse of stylized greenscreen and CG here, but that's another thread.
     
    #37
  13. TruerToTheCore

    TruerToTheCore Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    0
    Make sure you watch "Open Range" :up:
     
    #38
  14. Superark

    Superark The Purveyor of Good

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Messages:
    6,641
    Likes Received:
    1
    great news
     
    #39
  15. Whiskey Tango

    Whiskey Tango Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    25,209
    Likes Received:
    0
    Everybody should watch Open Range. :up:

    Speaking as a huge Costner fan this is great news.
     
    #40
  16. Lone

    Lone Non-playable character

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    9,044
    Likes Received:
    6
    Kevin Costner as Pa Kent? Definitely going the Birthright route.
     
    #41
  17. Kal-El.9859

    Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,872
    Likes Received:
    0
    since Goyer wrote it, he will take ideas from several different stories...not just Birthright
     
    #42
  18. The Shield

    The Shield It's really Happening!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3,820
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would be very happy with that myself... It was a good read. Aside from the huge orange insect in the middle of Downtown Metropolis, it was a page turner.
    If they had to bring Lex back, Again, that would be the best one. And Pa Kent's issues in the story was the most interesting I've seen for the character. Very relatable.
     
    #43
  19. Kurosawa

    Kurosawa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2003
    Messages:
    9,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Because the character is better off with his parents dead. Running home to mommy and daddy for pie and advice while Batman deals with his own issues like a man is a good bit of why people look at Superman as a loser. A perfect white picket fence family is boring. It's not a coincidence that the Fonz and not Ritchie Cunningham was the most popular character on Happy Days.

    It just doesn't work.
     
    #44
  20. Kal-El.9859

    Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,872
    Likes Received:
    0
    You don't think Batman would visit his folks if they were still alive? And the Fonz was popular because he wore leather, rode a motorcycle and punched a jukebox to turn it on...not because he was a loner
     
    #45
  21. Whiskey Tango

    Whiskey Tango Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    25,209
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe the Kents could be gunned down in a mob war or fed into a wood chipper or something else suitably grim so Supes can be angst-ridden like Batman. :up:
     
    #46
  22. DarkKnight88

    DarkKnight88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    2,665
    Likes Received:
    1
    Batman has Alfred, his surrogate father.
     
    #47
  23. gdw

    gdw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    5,867
    Likes Received:
    0
    I see him doing Pa Kent.

    I know the Kent's are usually older than most when they first find Clark, but I never liked them being practically already senior citizens.

    I also really liked John Schneider as Johnathan. A bit younger than would be ideal for me, which is actually why I like this casting. It feels like it will be similar to that, only older, but not too old.

    All that said, Costner is 6'1", same height as Cavill. I wonder if they will tweak that a bit with lifts in scenes together, just to keep Clark a touch taller?

    Apparently in Smallville, though Tom and John are both listed at 6'3", Tom would often be in socks, and John in shoes, shooting a scene, and Tom still looks taller.
     
    #48
  24. manofsteel4life

    manofsteel4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    :doh: :wall: :funny:
     
    #49
  25. Lone

    Lone Non-playable character

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    9,044
    Likes Received:
    6
    Nail on the head. :up:
     
    #50

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"