Kevin Costner Will Neither Confirm Nor Deny Appearance in the Snyder Cut
With Zack Snyder’s Justice League happening, many rumors are floating around regarding additional scenes, sequels, new characters, etc. One such rumor revolves around the appearance of Jonathan Kent as portrayed by Kevin Costner in both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It stands to reason he would make some sort of cameo in the third act of Snyder’s series, but if he is, Costner ain’t tellin’.
“I don’t know. You don’t want to be kissin’ and tellin’ in life,” he told Cinema Blend in a recent interview. “You’re pokin’ me a little bit. I’m not…I can’t tell you.”
It’s not a yes, but it’s not an outright denial either. But, it is something.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Affleck as Batman, Cavill as Superman, Gadot as Wonder Woman, Momoa as Aquaman, Miller as The Flash, Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.