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Superman: Man Of Steel (2012): Russel Crowe is Jor-El

Matt McGloin Posted: 06/15/2011 - 15:30 COMMENT

pic Looks like the flood gates are open!

After virtually no news on Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, the Man of Steel, for weeks - all kinds of news is hitting!

First we got a look at the potential logo from the 2011 Licensing Expo, then news on a casting call for the Chicaco area was released.

Now word comes that Russel Crowe will play Superman's father Jor-El!

According to Variety, Crowe is in negotiations to seal the deal; also, they state, producer Christopher Nolan had been looking for a big name to play the part - and is currently looking for another big name to play Jor-El's wife, Lara.

Crowe follows a line of top rated actors who have played the iconic Jor-El, including Marlon Brandon in the previous Superman movies, and also Terrence Stamp from Smallville (Zod from the movies).

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Superman flies into theaters December 2012 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as Zod.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.