It's being reported that Russell Crowe could end up starring in the upcoming Superman film, 'Man of Steel.' Negotiations are currently underway for the Australian actor to play the role of Jor-El, the father of Superman.

Jor-El was portrayed by Marlon Brando in the iconic 1978 film that starred Christopher Reeve; he was famously paid $16 million for a part that only amounted to 15 minutes of screen time (in sequences leading up to Jor-El saving his son by sending him off in a rocket ship right before the destruction of their home planet, Krypton). What role Jor-El will play in 'Man of Steel' has yet to be announced.

Hit the jump for what we already know about the upcoming reboot.
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Man of Steel
PG-132013
Based on 47 critics

With the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife seek... Read More

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