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Pruitt Taylor Vince will be Superman’s Jonathan Kent

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(Left) Pruitt Taylor Vince in ‘The Walking Dead’. Photo: Bob Mahoney. © AMC 2011. (Right) Jonathan and Martha Kent. Photo: DC Comics.


  • Pruitt Taylor Vince and Neva Howell play the Kents in ‘Superman.’
  • James Gunn directs the new film.
  • ‘Superman’ will be released on July 11, 2025.

The cameras have been on for a while on James Gunn’s new ‘Superman’ movie, the reboot he hopes to kick off (at least on the big screen), his and DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran’s vision for DC . universe in the future.

And while Gunn has previously said that he won’t necessarily dive back into all the iconic origin narrative points of the Clark Kent/Superman story, it seems like there’s room for his parents to appear.

Wrapping reports Pruitt Taylor Vince has been cast as Jonathan Kent, the farmer who, with his wife Martha, discovers a baby Kal El on a crashed spaceship and adopts him as his own, raising Clark to be a good man who channels morality. of his parents when he discovers his powers.

In a separate story, the outlet has revealed that Neva Howell will play Martha. Jonathan, in particular, tends to be a tragic figure: the character dies when Clark is a young man. It remains to be seen if that’s true here (or if it’s just seen in a flashback).

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Superman, a rookie reporter in Metropolis, embarks on a journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent. Read the plot

What is the story of ‘Superman’?

James Gunn and the cast of 'Superman'.

(Center) James Gunn and the cast of ‘Superman’. Photo: James Gunn’s Instagram account.

Little is really known about the plot at this point, but Gunn has made it clear that he’s eschewing the usual story of the explosion of the home planet Krypton (although that and now clearly his time on Smallville will play a part) in favor of one more film about the place. working with Clark. show up for work at the Planet, where Lois Lane will already be an established reporting star.

Safran had this to say about the new film during the duo’s big announcement about future DC movies and series:

“It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks kindness is old-fashioned.”

Who appears in ‘Superman’?

(Left) David Corenswet in Netflix's 'The Politician'. (Right) Rachel Brosnahan in Prime Video's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.'

(Left) David Corenswet in Netflix’s ‘The Politician’. (Right) Rachel Brosnahan in Prime Video’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’

David Corenswet will play Clark Kent/Supes, while Rachel Brosnahan will play Lois.

Also in the cast? Nicholas Hoult (Lex Luthor), Skyler Gisondo (Jimmy Olsen), Nathan Fillion (Guy Gardener), Isabela Mercad (Hawkgirl), Anthony Carrigan (Metamorpho), Terence Rosemore (Otis), Edi Gathegi (Mister Terrific), Sara Sampaio (Eve Teschmacher) and María Gabriela de Faría (Angela Spica/The Engineer).

That is the main set; we can expect an appearance from Gunn’s brother Sean (a regular in his films, who played characters like Kraglin and provided the go-to performance on set and voice for Rocket Raccoon in the ‘Guardians’ franchise) as the villain Maxwell Lord .

And finally, Milly Alcock will likely have a cameo as Kara/Supergirl, Superman’s cousin, before her film debut.

When will ‘Superman’ hit theaters?

Gunn’s ‘Superman’ is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.

Jonathan Kent and Clark Kent.

(From left to right) Jonathan Kent and Clark Kent. Photo: DC Comics.

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