To be the most popular big screen member of the X-Men, it's crazy to think that Hugh Jackman wasn't always the first choice to play Wolverine. So who do we have to thank for getting him the gig? Russell Crowe.
Russell Crowe is getting mighty busy building himself some awesome sci-fi street cred these days. Not only will we soon see him as Superman's Kryptonian dad Jor-El in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel (2013), but he's now also being touted as director Darren Aronofsky's choice for the titular Noah and, most importantly, as a certain robotic cop from the 80s. A Robo. Cop.
Photos from the Superman reboot Man of Steel have surfaced online featuring his biodad Jor-El aka Russell Crowe—and unlike his predecessor Marlon Brando, Crowe's Jor-El is staying far, far away from the shiny shirts.
Jor-El will kick some serious butt in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Superman's dad and Krypton's lead scientist will go head to head with General Zod in the reboot. Russell Crowe (who plays Jor-El) recently tweeted about an upcoming fight scene between him and Zod's portrayer Michael Shannon.
Michael Shannon, the Oscar-nominated actor who was chosen by director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan to be the Big Bad in Man of Steel, taunts the spoiler gods by revealing a little about his Kryptonian tussle with Crowe, as Clark Kent's natural dad, Jor-El.