Russell Crowe Confirms That He Won't Return For BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

Russell Crowe Confirms That He Won't Return For BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

As you may have guessed following the events of Man of Steel, Noah star Russell Crowe's time as Jor-El has indeed come to an end, and the actor confirms in the following video interview that he won't return, while also sharing his thoughts on the direction of the sequel. Check it out!

Russell Crowe's take on Jor-El was arguably the best yet, but as you can see from the interview above, the actor seems confident that he won't be reprising the role in Zack Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman. It makes sense, especially as it would take up a lot of the sequel's running time if they had to explain how Clark brought his father's A.I. consciousness back after General Zod destroyed it. Flashbacks also seem unlikely for a movie which will hopefully focus more on the relationship between Batman and Superman. What do you guys think? Sound off below!
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ReeferInferno - 4/1/2014, 9:25 AM
That's a shame, he was still one of the best parts of the last trainwreck.
JoJo1982 - 4/1/2014, 9:26 AM
Well duh

He's dead!!!
MrReese - 4/1/2014, 9:27 AM
Yeah kinda figured.

ReeferInferno - 4/1/2014, 9:28 AM
Nail on the head right there.
Abary - 4/1/2014, 9:28 AM
The sequel will probably focus more on Clark Kent instead of Kal-El
Gusto - 4/1/2014, 9:31 AM

BlackIceJoe - 4/1/2014, 9:32 AM
It's not really surprising he is dead after all. Maybe he could reappear in a future movie as a hologram if Brainiac is the villain. I could see that working. Brainiac is known for in the past talking to Jor-El before he shrunk Kandor. So if Brainiac's involved I could see Russell returning.
MercwithMouth - 4/1/2014, 9:34 AM

Lol, even Miley can look good smokin a J...
sups92 - 4/1/2014, 9:36 AM
SauronsBANE - 4/1/2014, 9:36 AM
"Well duh

He's dead!!!"

That didn't seem to stop the filmmakers from continuing to throw him into the story after his "death" on Krypton though. Do they not realize how anti-climactic it is to show his tragic death at the very beginning...and then continue to use him throughout the film under the excuse that he's simply an AI?, and then "kill" him off again?

It's almost surprising they're restraining themselves from coming up with some reason to use him in the sequel as well.
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/1/2014, 9:36 AM
@Gusto Enjoy ;)

@everyone else: DON'T SEE THIS VIDEO!!!!

CorndogBurglar - 4/1/2014, 9:37 AM
He's gonna be too busy FOITIN' CANCAH! TAKE THAT CANCAH!
ThePowerCosmic - 4/1/2014, 9:38 AM
He was more useful in death than he was alive in MoS.
Nomis - 4/1/2014, 9:39 AM
Ragnaroknroll - 4/1/2014, 9:39 AM
Man of Steel was ultimately disappointing to me but I love the Krypton scenes and Russell Crowe is the man. I could see him coming back down the road if they ever adapted Johns' Brainiac storyline.
GUNSMITH - 4/1/2014, 9:39 AM
cipher - 4/1/2014, 9:41 AM
Phoeny- Haha, you're one of the few people I can forgive for posting a Miley video.

cipher - 4/1/2014, 9:41 AM
yoss is the original Affleckite.

The O.G.
FirstAvenger - 4/1/2014, 9:41 AM
To much Jor-El I the first one anyway.
Lol Nomis!
Vegeta - 4/1/2014, 9:41 AM
Crowe was fantastic as Jor-El, but I wasn't expecting him to return for the sequel.
Joementum - 4/1/2014, 9:42 AM
The pedophilia dream come true that is Miley, has jumped the proverbial shark.
Gusto - 4/1/2014, 9:43 AM


DesignItLive - 4/1/2014, 9:44 AM

PS. Create the Story of Black Canary so, that She can fight without Mask!

PSPS. R. Crowe back? Yeah, why not! :o)
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/1/2014, 9:44 AM
@ciph Heeey I warned you about this!!! The video is just for Gus!! I saw it and I regret it now...
CommanderShepard - 4/1/2014, 9:45 AM
Too bad, I was hoping he would still be around to mentor Newbie Superman!

He was a badass Jor El!
GodzillaKart - 4/1/2014, 9:46 AM
Hmmm. What will Kal do without him?
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/1/2014, 9:46 AM
@Gus I love you too sweetie <3

cipher - 4/1/2014, 9:47 AM
Phoeny- Haha, yeah.. I just watched it myself. I'm not sure why, but apparently I'm prone to doing things I will eventually regret.

I weep for the state of today's "music".
Starfox - 4/1/2014, 9:47 AM
What is this supposed to be? The MOS shit-talk thread?
Best thing about this thread is Miley.
Inhuman - 4/1/2014, 9:48 AM
I hope the villains are Lex Luthor and Metallo. We need a baddie that can take Supermans punches and lay out. I think Lex Luthor in his power suit w/Kryptonite and Metallo vs. Batman & Superman is must see theatre
MercwithMouth - 4/1/2014, 9:49 AM

Don't encourage him!
AnthonyLantern - 4/1/2014, 9:50 AM
Damn, I was looking forward to the part where Jor-El and Thomas Wayne have their ghost dad speeches with Superman and Batman
MercwithMouth - 4/1/2014, 9:51 AM
On a positive note... Only 19 days till 4/20!!! Tokin time!
MercwithMouth - 4/1/2014, 9:52 AM
Shut up Mantinium... No one cares about your flame war bullshit.
Klone - 4/1/2014, 9:53 AM

"He was more useful in death than he was alive in MoS."

Lol true. Like when he randomly, and STUPIDLY, tells Zod about his whole plan to ship Clark away and that he's a natural born... like DO YOU WANT ZOD TO TRY AND KILL YOUR SON OR SOMETHING!? Goddamn the Kryptonians were stupid!
Nomis - 4/1/2014, 9:53 AM
@ Gusto - ;)

MsDarkPhoenix - 4/1/2014, 9:54 AM
Haha you are a daredevil, my dear ciph :P

Atumbem - 4/1/2014, 9:55 AM
Doesn't matter, they need to greatly improve upon MOS with BVS so the least amount of reminders on screen of the previous movie, the better. The movie just wasn't enjoyable on any level. Boring characters, terrible dialogue and bad acting. MOS is a movie where you actually felt you were watching a movie. The whole thing felt staged, they never pulled you in the world they created.
BaneSmash - 4/1/2014, 9:55 AM
Hey at least Miley used a tongue scraper in that photo 😝
MrBatmor - 4/1/2014, 9:55 AM
@theredson that is your opinion!and you had to bring marvel here didnt you!!

@pheiny oh god why!!

@ciph that isnt music,that is shit...
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