Russell Crowe Is Superman’s Dad In “Man Of Steel”

06.16.11 8 years ago

Russell Crowe has landed the role of Jor-El in Warner Brother’s Superman reboot Man of Steel.  He’ll be playing Henry Cavill‘s Kryptonian father.  Crowe beat out Sean Penn and Clive Owen for the role, presumably in an eating contest. That’s right.  I could only write two sentences before resorting to a fat joke.  You could say I’m phoning it in except I already threw the phone at a concierge.  Ba-zing!  No, Russell, I said “ba-zing” not “Ring Dings”.  No, I don’t have any Ring Dings.

Twitchfilm pointed out something interesting in Variety’s publicist-assisted article breaking the news: they credit Christopher Nolan with the casting and mention him three times in the short piece and only mention director Zack Snyder once in passing.  Why would WB want the exclusive to emphasize Nolan over Snyder when press releases earlier this year put Snyder’s name front and center?  Well, have you seen Sucker Punch?

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