It takes one Jonathan Kent in order to know another Jonathan Kent -- or, at least, to actively dislike one. Smallvilleâs John Schneider, who played Supermanâs adopted dad on the CW comic-book series, recently had some harsh words about Zack Snyderâs canon-departing interpretation of Jonathan Kent in 2013âs Man of Steel.
Speaking on The Tony Tone Show on Vintage Sound 93.1, Schneider probably referenced a scene where âPaâ Kent (Kevin Costner) told his young son Clark that maybe he shouldnât have saved a school bus full of kids from drowning because he ran the risk of revealing his super Kryptonian abilities. Hereâs what Schneider said:
âI love Kevin, and I love what Kevin does. But I didnât care for one scene in there, where Jonathan was advising Clark to do something that was self-serving, it was tell a lie, I canât remember exactly what it was. I think Jonathan Kent is the best dad perhaps ever depicted on television. And I donât mean my work, I just mean the man I was fortunate enough to play. He was a great father, and I donât think the one in Man of Steel was a great father. He had some flaws that donât belong in a comic book. I really had wished that had been me.â
Have a listen to John Schneiderâs radio interview (the Man of Steel bit hits at around the 5:00 mark if you want to skip ahead):
What do you think of John Schneiderâs comments regarding Jonathan Kentâs dubious parental guidance to a young Clark Kent in Man of Steel?
(via Comic Book)