Actor Russell Crowe is likely to play the superman's father in the
upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel. According
to sources, the Robin Hood star is in talks with Warner
Bros. and Legendary Pictures. If he signs the deal, he will portray
Jor-El, Superman's biological father from planet Krypton.
Marlon Brando had played Jor-El in the 1978 classic film. Now,
producer Christopher Nolan is looking for an A-list actor to
portray Supes' dad and Russell Crowe certainly fits the bill.
Currently, the discussions are going on and Warner Bros. is yet to
issue a formal statement on the casting.
However, the Warner Bros. has already roped in Henry Cavill, Amy
Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Michael Shannon for
Superman: Man of Steel. Directed by Zack Snyder, the
reboot will have the script by David S. Goyer. This movie is
expected to hit US theaters in 2012.