First Look At Russell Crowe as 'Jor-El' on the Set of 'Man of Steel'

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Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Earlier today we got our first look at actor Russell Crowe, who is slated to portray Jor-El, on the set of the 'Man of Steel' in full Kryptonian regalia. Crowe, who is portraying Superman's father in the upcoming movie definitely looks...interesting. Combine this news with a previous announcement via an LA Times interview with actor Michael Shannon (General Zod) that some of the film will be set on a different planet, and we have to wonder whether or not the planet in question is Krypton.

Russell Crowe as 'Jor-El'
Russell Crowe as 'Jor-El'

Admittedly it's certainly interesting to see Crowe with a giant "S" insignia on his chest. Not to mention his robes look very heavy. What do you think of the images of Russell Crowe as Jor-El? How much of the film do you think should be set on Krypton? Do you think there will be flashback scenes? What do you think of the costume?

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#1 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1990 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like he is in a "Gladiator" sequel. :P

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#2 Posted by The_Warlord (1831 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome

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#3 Posted by Joe Venom (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor much?

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#4 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

His gray beard looks kinda cool lol

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#5 Posted by mister garbage (716 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel got Anthony Hopkins as Odin...

The best DC could muster was Russell Crowe as Jor-El?

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#6 Posted by Rdhg (19 posts) - - Show Bio

he looks more "warrior" than "scientist".

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#7 Posted by elayem98 (486 posts) - - Show Bio

ehhhh not bad. not good

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#8 Posted by LordTaronji101 (332 posts) - - Show Bio

it looks too medieval

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#9 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3733 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it looks better than the Superman one we saw a while back. I'm wondering if there'll be any effects added to it as it doesn't scream "advanced alien" to me, not like the Brando one did.

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#10 Posted by nszerdy (453 posts) - - Show Bio

I had this posted before you did--Nah nah nah! :P hahaha!

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#11 Posted by the_tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm liking it.

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#12 Posted by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crimson Eagle said:

He looks like he is in a "Gladiator" sequel. :P

Agreed ahaha

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#13 Posted by uniform (36 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sorry, after seeing this pic, all I'll be able to see is Russell doing Russell things in a costume. The illusion is forever ruined.

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#14 Posted by KainScion (2991 posts) - - Show Bio

#1. brown hair, grey beard. kryptonian magic.

#2. it looks like they slapped a cloak on superman's costume

#3. odin wannabe. and what's up with the shield? is he krypton's superman?

#4. i think kryptonians have beer too cuz i'm seeing a beer gut on papa L.

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#15 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1092 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by movieartman (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

@mister garbage:

what the hells wrong with russell Crowe

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#17 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1020 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool, but I'm still worried that this movie is going to suck because of Zack Snyder.

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#18 Posted by emmbro30 (258 posts) - - Show Bio

@mister garbage said:

Marvel got Anthony Hopkins as Odin...

The best DC could muster was Russell Crowe as Jor-El?

My thoughts exactly! Far cry from Marlon Brando too.

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#19 Posted by fACEmelter88 (702 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks kind of like under the big stuff he is wearing a blue suit like Henry Cavil, but I guess the Krypton outfit isn't too bad.

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#20 Posted by The Sadhu (860 posts) - - Show Bio

Get rid of the shoulder armour things then it would look better in my opinion.
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#21 Posted by NightFang3 (12296 posts) - - Show Bio

It kinda looks like this...

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#22 Posted by katanalauncher (2670 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool leaked image of season 2 of Game of Thone.

Wait.. What?

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#23 Posted by Izaiah (6284 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it.

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#24 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rdhg: Yeah, an I think if Krypton's tec was "soooooo" advanced Why do they like... like ... i don't know... Roman Warriors? Unless they didn't look like Greeks with longggggg togas :P

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#25 Posted by cacarl (140 posts) - - Show Bio

He'll look better as The Punisher.

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#26 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice gut.

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#27 Posted by mister garbage (716 posts) - - Show Bio

@movieartman: nothing necessarily... but he's no Anthony Hopkins.

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#28 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2321 posts) - - Show Bio

O_O people are whining so much, go watch the chris reeves movie then where they wore mage robes(which also had the s shield) They are trying to make krypton more alien rather than a crystal version of earth

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#29 Posted by Mercy_ (94658 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh.

And it's not even about the costume. It's just that I don't think Russel's the best choice for Jor El.

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#30 Posted by KRYPTON (2424 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang said:

It kinda looks like this...

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I can see the resemblance

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#31 Posted by jordama (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

this whole thing makes me chuckle

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#32 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it's different

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#33 Posted by Wattup (682 posts) - - Show Bio

I love reading the comments after someone posts on-set photos of a superhero film, especially if it's costume-related. Everyone gets so angry!

Chill out, dudes...you know you're seeing the movie no matter how vehemently you complain about it!

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#34 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11460 posts) - - Show Bio

Jor-el will look good probably on the screen with all the effects of Krypton. I hope this is better than Superman Returns.

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#35 Posted by Fluke-buddha (662 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the comments on pics like this!  So many people just complain like little punks.

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#36 Posted by kimeraevet (201 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks prettty good. Good choices in casting so far too.

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#37 Posted by Dirty__1 (72 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll admit I have been a hater of the new costume but give the possibility of a good portion of it being on Krypton I'm a little more open to it. Russel Crowe wasn't  exactly a stand out choice in my mind but this looks pretty good.
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#38 Posted by comicbookguy (298 posts) - - Show Bio
@mister garbage said:

Marvel got Anthony Hopkins as Odin...

The best DC could muster was Russell Crowe as Jor-El?


lol what does that have to do with anything? makes as much sense as saying DC got christian bale as batman and the best marvel could muster is chris evans for cap.  
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#39 Posted by Jodin20723 (108 posts) - - Show Bio


@mister garbage for starters Russell Crowe has been far more Relevent in the last 10 years then Anthony Hopkins,  
 
Crowe  
*Gladiator  (Won a Oscar) 
*A Beautiful Mind (won a Golden Globe)
*Cinderella Man  
*3:10 to Yuma 
*American Gangster 
*Body of Lies 
*Robin Hood 
*The Man of Steel 
 
Hopkins 
*Hannibal (won Oscar for Silence of the Lambs but nothing in the last 10 years)
*Red Dragon 
*Proof 
*Fracture 
*Beowulf 
*The Wolfman 
*The Rite 
*Thor 
 
Crowe is just as credable as Hopkins, if not better

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#40 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it. It looks elegant and ceremonial. And I can see how Cavill's outfit could evolve from Crowe's, as Superman's would from Jor-El's.

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#41 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2268 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not liking much I have seen so far from this movie.

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#42 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jodin20723: I agree. I think Crowe is a terrific actor and a great choice.
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#43 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm, it looks good but...in what story does pre-destruction Kryptonians appear to wear robs that resemble medieval attire? Crazy! I still like it though, and Crowe seems to take to the part nicely in looks. Now lets just see if he can deliver on the screen for us.

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#44 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

Surely nothing speaks futuristic race more than white attire. Make it in white and it make work. Russel Crowe, meh, he ain't no Anthony Hopkins, but I have faith in Christopher Nolan, he's done no wrong by us thus far.

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#45 Posted by B'Town (2369 posts) - - Show Bio

@movieartman said:

@mister garbage:

what the hells wrong with russell Crowe

I didn't know Crowe had such haters. I think he's a fine choice and looks great!

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#46 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio
@B'Town said:

@movieartman said:

@mister garbage:

what the hells wrong with russell Crowe

I didn't know Crowe had such haters. I think he's a fine choice and looks great!

ehhh the belly ruined it for me.. and the smoking.
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#47 Posted by B'Town (2369 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

@B'Town said:

@movieartman said:

@mister garbage:

what the hells wrong with russell Crowe

I didn't know Crowe had such haters. I think he's a fine choice and looks great!

ehhh the belly ruined it for me.. and the smoking.

Hahaha. Hey that is what editors are for, plus when he is on screen I bet he sucks that gut in. :D

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#48 Posted by Icarusflies (13020 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks fine, but I'm really not that excited about Jor-El…now show some Zod images and I'd be PSYCHED!! :D

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#49 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

all the colors of this movie look extremely dark....that...and I'm still not a fan of any of the costumes so far

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#50 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm

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