Superman: James Gunn Casts Pruitt Taylor Vince As Pa Kent

The new Man of Steel movie is currently filming in Atlanta.

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  • James Gunn has found an actor to play Jonathan “Pa” Kent in his upcoming Superman movie
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince has been cast, following previous rumors of Brendan Fraser and Michael Rooker
  • Gunn has confirmed the film’s villain will be Lex Luthor 

James Gunn has found his Pa Kent and in a surprise casting it’s Pruitt Taylor Vince who is known for a plethora of work including The Walking Dead, Bird Box, The Mentalist, Constantine and lots more.

Rumors have offered Brendan Fraser was up for the role and even Michael Rooker.

Ma Kent is yet to be cast. Update: Neva Howell is playing Martha Kent.

Pruitt Taylor Vince follows Kevin Costner who played Pa Kent for Zack Snyder in the DCEU and Glenn Ford in the Richard Donner movie.

Gunn recently responded to rumors confirming the film’s villain.

“The primary protagonist of Superman is, shockingly, Superman. The main villain of Superman is, shockingly, Lex Luthor,” said Gunn. “I don’t know where all the stuff is coming from that it’s something other than this. There are so many stories coming out every day it’s difficult to deal with and everytime I strike something down I’m giving it attention. So, I’ll say again, don’t believe anything unless you see it HERE (& why would you want to know everything before the movie comes out anyway?)”

Superman gets released on July 11, 2025 starring David Corenswet as the Man of Steel and Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, with Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. Isabela Merced is Hawkgirl, Nathan Fillion is Green Lantern Guy Gardner; Edi Gathegi is playing Mister Terrific; María Gabriela de Faría is playing The Engineer; Anthony Carrigan is Metamorpho; Skyler Gisondo is Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio is Eve Teschmacher, Terence Rosemore as Otis, and Wendell Pierce is Perry White.

Sean Gunn is also playing Maxwell Lord in the DCU, though it’s unconfirmed if he will be in SupermanMilly Alcock is also playing Supergirl rumored to first appear in Superman prior to her solo Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow film.

DC describes Gunn’s Superman as telling the story of the Man of Steel’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

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