Russell Crowe To Play Jor-El In Man Of Steel

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I’m no fan of Zack Snyder, but I must admit he is assembling quite a cast for the Superman reboot¬†Man of Steel, which is being put together by himself and Christopher Nolan. Today Variety reported that Russell Crowe will join the film and he will play Jor-El, the father of Superman. Crowe has apparently beaten out stiff competition from Sean Penn and Clive Owen to get the part.

I think this is an ideal bit of casting, Crowe certainly has a similar overbearing presence to his predecessor in the role,¬†Marlon Brando and he does have the ability to pull it off. Russell Crowe is one of the finest actors around and he’ll bring a lot to the table here. I think this casting choice is going to work out very well.

Crowe joins a cast which is headed by Henry Cavill who will play Clark Kent/Superman and is joined by Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon and Diane Lane. The film is due for release late next year.

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