Thursday, January 17, 2013

Russell Crowe On Being Superman's Dad

Jor-El (Crowe) and Lara (Ayelet Zurer) bid farewell to baby Kal-El
One of the biggest pieces of early casting news for director Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel was when word hit that Russell Crowe had signed on to play the legendary hero's Kryptonian father Jor-El. The inclusion of the Gladiator Oscar winner in the cast immediately cemented the project's credibility precisely the same way Marlon Brando did when he playing the same role in Richard Donner's 1978 Superman.

The Snyder film, godfathered along by executive producer Christopher Nolan, has its work cut out for it. It's tasked with not only resurrecting the big screen prospects for the Superman brand following the unspectacular reception to Superman Returns seven years ago, but also with potentially setting the stage for the Justice League movie). While it doesn't hit screens for another six months, Crowe is fielding some Superman questions while making the rounds for his upcoming Broken City. Here's some of what he had to say about the film's tone and approach:
“I’m really looking forward to seeing it. It’s a massive undertaking, the type of sets we worked on in that film were incredible. It takes you to the ground on Krypton. It takes you to a planet where the sun if four times larger than ours. I think people are going to love it and if you’ve seen the trailer, you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air, held up by a wire. This Superman is supersonic, when he decides to fly, he doesn’t muck around. I’m really looking forward to the way people respond to it.”
Check out the embed of the full vid below. Broken City is in theaters Friday, and Man of Steel hits June 14.

(Source: Reelz)

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