Before The Justice League Dawned There Was…

On the fourteenth of June in 2013, Zack Snyder’s box office hit Man of Steel was released with The Tudors‘ Henry Cavill in the title role.

Russell Crowe appeared as Kal-El’s birth father Jor-El, a role for which Clive Owen and Sean Penn had been considered.

Crowe incorporates how his own fatherhood informed his reading of the script to portray Jor-El, stating that “…it was one of those things where that’s how it was connecting me. That’s the question that Jor-El faces, that’s the situation that he’s in.” Crowe also comments on his preparation for the film stating that: “When I signed on… well, one, I didn’t realize that I would be wearing Spandex—’cause you know that’s Superman’s costume—I didn’t realize that I’d have to fit into it as well,” Crowe said. “But, I also didn’t realize the type of organizer that Zack Snyder is, ’cause this was really old school prep. This is sort of David Lean-level preparation, and I really appreciated him. And I was on the movie for three-and-a-half or four months before I even got in front of the camera.”

 

 

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