Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

Russell Crowe Is Superman's Biological Father


Now that Batman casting is reportedly finished up, time to get back to worrying about who's going to be in this Superman thing, The Man of Steel. On that note, Variety has learned that Warner Bros. now has Russell Crowe in talks to play Jor-El, Superman's biological father and the only man on Krypton smart enough to build a little baby rocket before their planet blew up. The role was previously played by Marlon Brando and CGI Brando, and director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan had been looking at actors like Sean Penn and Clive Owen before finally settling on Crowe to fill those big Brando booties. Sorry, Gerard Butler, but it looks like Snyder has grown tired of Gladiator Lite and moved on to the real thing.

  • August 3, 2011
    His tenure with the Las Vegas Police Departement's crime scene investigation unit having drawn to a close, Laurence Fishburne is going to bring his iconic diastema the declining newspaper industry now. The actor and chief pharmacist of The Matrix has reportedly been cast as Per... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    We've got Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman's adoptive father and mother, Russell Crowe as biological father Jor-El, and today comes the final player in the Clark Kent, This Is Your Life "family" section with news of who will play Superman's blood mother. Continuing with... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2011
    Another crucial cast member has been added to Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, with three-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams taking the role of reporter Lois Lane, a strong female character Snyder will surely present with the same depth and dignity with which he handl... / Continue →
  • There are Comments