Smallville’s Jonathan Kent doesn’t approve of Man of Steel’s Jonathan Kent

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We’ve seen many versions of Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent’s adoptive father, in the Superman films and TV shows. Now we have Smallville‘s John Schneider, who played Jonathan Kent, talking about how he wasn’t a fan of Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel.

There was a scene in the movie that turned Schneider’s head. He told Vintage Sound 93.1’s The Tony Tone Show that he didn’t care for how Costner’s Kent raised Clark.

“I love Kevin, and I love what Kevin does. But I didn’t care for one scene in there, where Jonathan was advising Clark to do something that was self-serving, it was tell a lie, I can’t remember exactly what it was. I think Jonathan Kent is the best dad perhaps ever depicted on television. And I don’t mean my work, I just mean the man I was fortunate enough to play. He was a great father, and I don’t think the one in Man of Steel was a great father. He had some flaws that don’t belong in a comic book. I really had wished that had been me.”

The scene could be the one where Costner’s Kent told Clark to not save the kids in the school bus, since that would reveal his powers.

You can hear Schneider talk about it at the 5-minute mark.

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