Russell Crowe is in talks to play Jor-El. If he lands the gig, this movie may fucking rock in spite of Zack Snyder directing it. A cast so filthy is has to be a great movie. Right? Right?
Variety exclusively broke the news of Crowe’s probable casting, saying that producer Christopher Nolan had long wanted a huge name to play Superman’s biological father. According to the piece, Sean Penn and Clive Owen were both considered but Crowe was the first choice to portray Jor-El.
This would be a fucking excellent casting. Listen, I don’t give a shit about the original Superman. Hang me from my entrails, I don’t care. There, I said it. To get other people to move on from it, they’re going to need to cast someone sizable as Kent’s father. Brando, blah blah blah. I get it. You love him. Hopefully Crowe is landed and gives this fucking millennium a Jor-El to dig.