Russell Crowe Talks MAN OF STEEL On The Tonight Show, Plus Superman Was Bullied As A Teen

Russell Crowe (Jor-el) talks about Man of Steel with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. Plus, a new report that the portion of the film focusing on a young Clark Kent will have a message on bullying.

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By Mark Julian - 2/26/2013







"Man of Steel, yeah. It's a reboot of the franchise with Zack Snyder who did the 300 film and a young English fellow name Henry Cavill. Superman or Kal-el as I would call him because he's my son - times have changed, I'm Superman's dad....To be able to find out that at his core and center that he has that sort of humility is a wonderful moment. "

via The Tonight Show

In other news, Zack Snyder's film school has a short interview with Pete Ross actor Jack Foley where it's revealed that his character will be bully a young Clark before the two become friends.

via Comicbook.com



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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.


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TheRaven20 - 2/26/2013, 4:27 AM
The cast they have for this movie is incredible.
SpectacularJoShFest - 2/26/2013, 4:44 AM
LOL Funny interview, and YES,this movie has an amazing cast I'd say the worst actor cast in that movie is Costner and he'll probably be in only a few scenes so whatever.
BRING IT!

AmazingFantasy - 2/26/2013, 4:46 AM
TASM MUCH?

[frick]ing hell.

grifdeadpoolteabag - 2/26/2013, 4:53 AM
So, who's Lex Luthor???
Jollem - 2/26/2013, 4:55 AM
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/26/2013, 5:08 AM
This is gonna be epic for a larger than life character with the cast, the director, the writer, the producer and the composer behind it. It all equals to an epic film. With that being said, it can fail bad too if not exceeding the very high expectation the world has for this film.
skidz - 2/26/2013, 5:08 AM
@Jollem: Awesome poster manipulation!
thewonderer - 2/26/2013, 5:09 AM
supermans brother!

crowe rocks
Jollem - 2/26/2013, 5:12 AM
@skidz - that'd be cool if it was full size
InfiniteMonkey - 2/26/2013, 5:19 AM
...with offense, [frick] Lex Luthor.

Have someone new. ;)
Facade - 2/26/2013, 5:34 AM
@IniniteMonkey...lol, that's how I feel about the re-origin and Zod.
Tainted87 - 2/26/2013, 5:36 AM
@LEVITIKUZ



Careful what you wager....

@KnightofSteel
What's so cool about J'onn is that his secret identities can be ANYONE he chooses. If they wanted, they could make John Jones the black cop like on Smallville, or he could be an actress, a nurse, paramedic, fireman, etc... He's the very definition of an everyman. That he's such an adaptable character makes him all the easier to bring to the big screen.
agentmi5 - 2/26/2013, 5:40 AM
HAHAHA Superman`s brother.
Nomis1800 - 2/26/2013, 5:44 AM
Adorable ^^

CAN't WAIT TO SEE HIM KICKIN' KRYPTONIAN ASS!!!!!!!
EdgyOutsider - 2/26/2013, 6:42 AM
@Levi: MOS will make an ass load but, not a billion.
thosemortalmen - 2/26/2013, 6:47 AM
@ballzdeep: a little input, let everyone and anyone have their own genuine opinion. Whether they love orrrr hate MOS, or Wolvie, or IM3 or Thor 2 as their best. Shouldnt be that hard without the exageration.
StrangerX - 2/26/2013, 7:23 AM
It was a blast to see Crowe on stage singing with the rest at the Oscars


DanteSparda - 2/26/2013, 7:28 AM
Last Saturday I saw Jor-El trying to capture Wolverine, also Wolverine promising Catwoman that he will take care of her daughter after she died, and everybody was singing...
Tainted87 - 2/26/2013, 7:32 AM
If LEVITIKUZ's post credits scene is the worst case scenario, then I think we'll all be ok. :)
GUNSMITH - 2/26/2013, 7:43 AM
THIS WILL BE AN AWESOME SUPERMAN FILM. PLEASE BE AWESOME
thewolfx - 2/26/2013, 7:57 AM
I cant wait
EdgyOutsider - 2/26/2013, 8:02 AM
I really liked Levi's post credits scene. It honestly (despite my dislike for and lack of a lot of knowledge of the DC universe outside of the basics) would peak my interest and get me excited.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/26/2013, 8:35 AM
Glad to see him react the same way to that action figure than i. ;D

"Hih hih hih hih... Thats ridiculous!"
iordanisp - 2/26/2013, 9:32 AM
I am from Greece and I cannot watch the video. Totally uncool
LittleDanglyThing - 2/26/2013, 9:55 AM
Can't wait for this movie! But what's up with the "bullying a young Clark Kent"? That's stupid and some what cliche... Oh well it's not ruining my damn hopes!
Mrcool210 - 2/26/2013, 10:03 AM
how do you bully superman?
Tainted87 - 2/26/2013, 11:34 AM
Hey hey lets not start bashing Marc to make Bats look better: they are completely different characters with the only thing in common being that they are self-made heroes... Moon Knight's an actual psycopath though.

I doubt there'll be any cameos, as awesome as they'd be. Snyder wants to make SUPERMAN, not fanboy appeasement. And if Watchmen is any indication, it's going to get every fanboy excited when they sit down to watch it.

If there is a cameo though, I hope it's a stretching shot of Kandor with a wide pan revealing that it's trapped in a bottle, and Brainiac comes into view with his back turned to his specimen. The shot would end with a Lichtenstein frame of Brainiac's face, looking up from his work and into the camera.
rbfn04 - 2/26/2013, 11:54 AM
All I can hope for is "I AM Clark, Superman is what I do". If they make that, I'll be happy with this film.
Tainted87 - 2/26/2013, 12:28 PM
I hope so. Brainiac is my favorite DC villain. It'd be a waste to re-do Krypton's fate and NOT explore Kandor and Brainiac. Also it sets the stage for a greater exploration of the more distant parts of the DC universe through Brainiac's various "samples".
I've always seen him as a portal for larger stories: with his collected information: like a devil figure who will trick others into helping him in exchange for "secrets".
RSDhillon - 2/26/2013, 1:30 PM
Brainiac would be soooo cool on screen. If they ever do it, I hop he is emotion-less like KnightofSteel said. When I read comics with him in them, I imagine him sounding like a robot.
TheSuperguy - 2/26/2013, 3:28 PM
Bullied as a teen? Well, that's a sign that they're following the comics...
JULEZ13 - 2/26/2013, 4:46 PM
I never understood why they always portrayed Jor-El as an old man. Superman:TAS did it right, they made him and his wife young. Who the hell waits til they're 50 to have their first child? I get the whole wise look and everything but it still bothers me.

But if any old guy had to play Jor-El I'm glad its Russell Crowe.

Russell Crowe is a BAWSE.
CCR - 2/26/2013, 6:39 PM
@jCameron

For a guy that whines about how "generic" Marvel movies are, it's weird that your favorite is the most generic one, The Incredible Hulk. Which is why it's my LEAST favorite Marvel Studios movie.

And your screenname....couldn't get more generic than that in the last 15 years, lol.
EdgyOutsider - 2/27/2013, 7:09 AM
@KnightofSteel: So, I guess I'm a poor man if I prefer Marvel over DC, Thanos over Darkseid or Civil War over Kingdom Come? I don't do it in a way to bash. I'm just asking.

@jcameron: I think it's funny you call Marvel's movies generic when DC has put out crap movies for all their characters. Not all their movies are crap but, most of their movies have been (not including the animated, those ones are decent).

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