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

Check out the first leaked images of the actor on the set in full Kryptonian garb.

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'

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?

Source: /Film

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Posted by Crimson Eagle

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

Posted by The_Warlord

That's awesome

Posted by Joe Venom

Thor much?

Posted by TheMess1428

His gray beard looks kinda cool lol

Posted by mister garbage

Marvel got Anthony Hopkins as Odin...

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

Posted by Rdhg

he looks more "warrior" than "scientist".

Posted by elayem98

ehhhh not bad. not good

Posted by LordTaronji101

it looks too medieval

Posted by Cosmic Sentinel

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.

Posted by nszerdy

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

Posted by The_Tree

I'm liking it.

Posted by Or35ti

@Crimson Eagle said:

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

Agreed ahaha

Posted by uniform

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.

Posted by KainScion

#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.

Posted by Fantasgasmic
Posted by movieartman

@mister garbage:

what the hells wrong with russell Crowe

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

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

Posted by emmbro30

@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.

Posted by fACEmelter88

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.

Posted by The Sadhu

Get rid of the shoulder armour things then it would look better in my opinion.
Posted by NightFang

It kinda looks like this...

Posted by katanalauncher

Cool leaked image of season 2 of Game of Thone.

Wait.. What?

Posted by Izaiah

I like it.

Posted by RedOwl_1

@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

Posted by cacarl

He'll look better as The Punisher.

Posted by pixelized

Nice gut.

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Posted by mister garbage

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

Posted by EnSabahNurX

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

Posted by Mercy_

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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Posted by KRYPTON

@NightFang said:

It kinda looks like this...

I can see the resemblance

Posted by jordama

this whole thing makes me chuckle

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Well it's different

Posted by Wattup

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!

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

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

Posted by Fluke-buddha

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

Posted by kimeraevet

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

Posted by Dirty__1

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.
Posted by comicbookguy
@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.  
Posted by Jodin20723


@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

Posted by Kal'smahboi

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.

Posted by They Killed Cap!

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

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@Jodin20723: I agree. I think Crowe is a terrific actor and a great choice.
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

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.

Posted by LordRequiem

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.

Posted by B'Town

@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!

Posted by TheCrowbar
@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.
Posted by B'Town

@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

Posted by Icarusflies

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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Posted by danhimself

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

Posted by Primmaster64

hmmm

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