Rumors have been circulating on the Internet for a few days now and it turns out they are true.

Actor Kevin Costner has been cast to play Jonathan Kent - the farmer from Kansas who takes in an alien infant who grows up to be Superman. Warner Bros. will revive Superman on the big screen in 2012, according to a report by the LA Times.

Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the creates superhero of all time, director Zack Snyder said in an statement.

Snyder was quoted in Hero Complex saying that he will not be looking back on previous Superman films while making his.

If you look at 'Batman Begins,' there's that structure: there's the canon that we know about and respect, but on the other hand there's this approach that pre-supposes that there haven't been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of 'Respect the canon but don't be a slave to the movies.

Warner Bros. has already announced that Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent and Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, wife of Jonathan.