Russell Crowe is in talks to play Superman’s father Jor-El in the Zack Sndyer’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. If cast Crowe would join British actor Henry Cavill (Superman / Clark Kent), Amy Adams (Lois Lane) Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Michael Shannon in the Christohper Nolan-produced project.
David Goyer wrote the script from a story developed together with Nolan. Other actors approached for the role — famously played by Marlon Brando in Richard Donner’s 1978 “Superman” — included Sean Penn and Clive Owen.
Production is slated to begin next month on Man of Steel with a release date in December 2012.