Russell Crowe is currently in negotiations to take the role of Jor-El in the highly anticipated franchise reboot Superman: Man of Steel, according to Variety.
The 47-year-old Oscar-winning actor would take on the role of Superman’s biological father, made famous by Marlon Brando‘s cameo in 1978′s Superman.
Superman: Man of Steel will star Henry Cavill in the title role, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Michael Shannon as General Zod.
Russell is currently filming the action flick The Man With the Iron Fists.
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