Variety has reported that that the Academy Award-winning actor is already set to portray Superman's biological father - Jor-El - in the Zack Snyder directed "Man of Steel" set to fly in 2012 (date yet to be specified).
Jor-El was played by legendary actor Marlon Brando in the 1978 "Superman I" starring Christopher Reeve in the lead role.
Nobody saw this coming. Honestly, I never... ever... did.
I'm not so sure about Crowe taking on this character as much as I love him for his acting chops. Furthermore, this casting further indicates that the movie could have... **wait for it**... another origin story.
And that's another BIG TIME actor hired for this film. Looks like they are really packing in the big guns for DC's mainstream hero, just like what they did for 2008's "The Dark Knight". Hopefully this pays off.
"Man of Steel" will also star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent.
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