We’ve seen Russell Crowe play some pretty iconic and action-packed characters. In Gladiator he armored up and let the bodies hit the floor. In Robin Hood he put on the mantle of the arrowed rebel and champion of the people. In Man of Steel Crowe steps into the very large shoes as Jor-El, father of Superman. The role was immortalized on screen by the late and powerful Marlon Brando. As a matter of fact it was off of Brando and Gene Hackman’s name that helped the film Superman get made. At the time, their star power aided a very young and also unknown Christopher Reeves to become Superman for several generations. That being said, will Russel Crowe do the role justice or will the character be as forgettable as the woman who played Superman’s biological mother in Superman 2? I for one think Crowe is too powerful an actor to phone in a performance or just be used as a cameo. This movie is going to be huge. With amazing and proven actors like Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, and Christopher Nolan producing, there is no way this movie can bomb— right? In the land of Hollywood anything can happen, I suppose, and I do mean anything. Also, what do you think of the costume? We want to know your thoughts.
Opens June 14 2013. Starring Henry Cavil, Amy Adams, Russel Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Zack Snyder.