James Gunn’s ‘Superman’ Just Found Its Papa Kent

James Gunns Superman Just Found Its Papa Kent

‘Superman’ is currently the hottest upcoming DCU project, despite the Creature Commandos being released first. Now after months of speculation and planning, Gunn was overjoyed to announce that ‘Superman’ had begun principal photography on February 29th which was, coincidentally, Superman’s birthday, in Svalbard, Norway’s Adventdalen Valley. The location was chosen for its resemblance to the Arctic and natural beauty.

As far as the cast goes, 90 % of names have already been revealed. So far, the main cast consists of David Corenswet, who will portray Clark Kent/Superman with Michael Holt as Lex Luthor on the opposite side. Rachel Brosnahan takes on the role of Lois Lane, while Isabela Merced is set to play Hawkgirl. Edi Gathegi will depict Mister Terrific, and Nathan Fillion will bring to life Guy Gardner/Green Lantern. Anthony Carrigan is cast as Rex Mason/Metamorpho, María Gabriela de Faría as Angela Spica/Engineer. Sara Sampaio is set to portray Eve Teschmacher, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen and Sean Gunn will appear as Maxwell Lord.

The main cast was completed months ago, and today, it was announced that the role of a major supporting character has also been filled. According to the Wrap, Jonathan Kent will be played by veteran actor Pruitt Taylor Vince. Jonathan Kent, Superman’s adoptive human father has played a massive role in his upbringing and nurturing of his human qualities. It’s unknown what kind of impact Papa Kent will have on the story of the upcoming reboot.

Vince will star as a series regular in the upcoming Apple TV+ series ‘Lady in the Lake,’ alongside Natalie Portman, set to release this summer. His extensive television work includes appearances in popular series such as Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things,’ Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ NBC’s ‘Heroes Reborn,’ so he is certainly not a stranger to the fantasy genre. In film, Vince has featured prominently in Netflix’s ‘Birdbox’ alongside Sandra Bullock and ‘The Life and Death of John Gotti’ with John Travolta.

‘Superman’ is expected to be released on July 11, 2025. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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