Man Of Steel prequel could star Russell Crowe’s Jor-El

Russell Crowe is up for reprising Jor-El in a Man Of Steel prequel set on Krypton

Russell Crowe as Jor-El in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel
Russell Crowe as Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel

Speaking on Twitter, Russell Crowe, who played Superman’s father Jor-El in Man Of Steel, encouraged fans who want to see a prequel that shows more of the amazing alien creatures and landscapes we saw at the beginning of the movie, we should let the studio know.

“A lot of you asking about a Krypton prequel, if that’s something you feel strongly about, let Legendary Pictures know your thoughts.”

There’s plenty of scope for one, given what we saw of Krypton and its society, and there’s clearly a story to be told about Jor-El’s relationship with Michael Shannon’s brutal General Zod, and the decline of Kryptonian society – perhaps introducing Brainiac and the Bottle City of Kandor, to lead into Man Of Steel 2 or 3.

The star that he wasn’t trying to instigate a grass roots campaign, but “If it came up, I’d give the tights another go.”

Crowe is clearly invested in the character and the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the rugby league team he owns, have released special commemorative House of El home jerseys:

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