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A Man of Steel Prequel Have Been Perfect for Russell Crowe

Man of Steel star Russell Crowe would have loved to return as Superman’s father JOR-El to direct a prequel to Krypton. Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast recently, Crowe revealed what he was up to for the project at the time, as the actor had once hoped to investigate the relationship between Jor-El and the villain General Zod long before Kal-El was sent to Earth.

“I think you know, these kinds of conversations happen all the time. You know, if someone has something like this going on and you know how to do it differently, I wish I had done it like a JOR-El story before the Superman story and while he and [general Zod] are friends and the build-up of political tension. That would have been interesting.”

Introduced in 2013 as Jor-El in Man of Steel, a broken friendship between Crowe’s kryptonian scientist and Michael Shannon’s general Zod was teased. And this is clearly something Crowe would have liked to have described in more detail. The version of Krypton depicted in man of Steel was quite different from anything the audience had seen on the screen before, with the planet inhabiting all sorts of strange and wonderful creatures and technologies, offering many things that could be explored outside of the central relationship between JOR-El and Zod.

Considering what a certain part of the fans now thinks about Man of Steel, the canceled sequel to man of Steel and Snyder’s verse, there will undoubtedly be a feeling of disappointment, since a JOR-El prequel directed by Russell Crowe will never arrive.

Superman gets rebooted by DCU boss James Gunn

Unfortunately for those hoping for more from Russell Crowe and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, Superman is now ready to be rebooted by new DCU bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran. Now titled Superman: Legacy, a synopsis has been released for the movie that teases what’s to come for the DC icon. “Superman Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent from Smallville, Kansas,” the synopsis of Superman: Legacy reads. “He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that considers kindness old-fashioned.”

While many were hoping that Henry Cavill still had a future as Superman (especially after that high-profile scene from BLACK Adam after the end credits), Superman: Legacy will instead cast a younger actor in the role, with Gunn revealing that Cavill was never hired for future projects. “We didn’t fire Henry. Henry was never cast, ” the filmmaker explained. “For me, it’s about who I want to play Superman and who are the filmmakers we want to play. And for me, for this story, it’s not Henry.”

Superman: Legacy was written and directed by James Gunn and is scheduled to be followed by several projects on the Superman reboot on the 11th, including the superhero team movie the Authority, a Batman project titled the Brave and the Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow and a reboot of Swamp Thing.

Russell Crowe is far from finished with the comic genre and will join the Marvel world in the upcoming Kraven the Hunter, which is scheduled to be released on October 6, 2023.

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