James Gunn’s Superman Movie Casts Marvel Actor As Pa Kent

The cast of James Gunn's Superman continues growing!

Jonathan Martha Kent DC Comics

James Gunn’s Superman movie has cast Taylor Pruitt Vince as Pa Kent, as reported by TheWrap. Known for his roles in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Walking Dead, and The Mentalist, Vince is an unexpected choice but brings substantial experience to the iconic role, shaping a new portrayal of Superman’s adoptive father in the first project of Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe saga.

Readers may recognize Pruitt Taylor Vince from his role as Otis in AMC’s The Walking Dead or as Grill in the fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC. He joins a growing list of actors who have made the leap from Marvel to DC projects. Jonathan Kent was last played by Kevin Costner in Zack Snyder’s DC Extended Universe.

Since Superman kicked off its production in February, James Gunn has been actively sharing updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses with fans via social media. On February 29, Gunn celebrated the start of filming with a post that not only confirmed the beginning of production but also unveiled the final title of the film, explicitly stating that “Legacy” would no longer serve as its subtitle.

What to expect from James Gunn’s Superman movie

Superman is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.

Superman is being written and directed by James Gunn. The movie boasts a star-studded cast that includes David Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as the Guy Gardner version of Green Lantern, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, and many others.

Superman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.