Recent news has it that Russell Crowe is in final talks to play Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, in the Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Producer of the upcoming reboot, Christopher Nolan, has reportedly been looking for an A-List actor to play the role of Superman’s father, with Crowe fitting the character brilliantly. Fans of the original Superman movie will know that Marlon Brando, played Jor-El, in a quick, cameo appearance.
Although many people didn’t enjoy the latest Superman installment, Superman Returns, starring Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey, I quite enjoyed the movie as a whole, with its interesting storyline, good acting, and brilliant special effects. However, Man of Steel, definitely sounds like a promising and exciting project, and with Christopher Nolan and Zak Snyder behind the movie, along with an impressive cast, this definitely seems like one movie to watch out for.
Along with Crowe, Man of Steel, being directed by Zak Snyder (Watchmen, 300),will have Henry Cavill as Superman/Kent, Kevin Costner as Daddy Kent, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. It is expected to hit cinema screens in the US sometime in December of 2012.
By Manpreet Singh
- Russell Crowe up for Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ (herocomplex.latimes.com)
- Russell Crowe to Play Jor-El in MAN OF STEEL (collider.com)
- Russell Crowe to play Jor-El in Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL? (geektyrant.com)