Richard Schiff has joined the cast of 'Man of Steel'.
According to Variety, Richard's character is expected to be Superman's scientific advisor and in the original comic books the doctor works very closely with Lex Luthor, who angers the medic when he buys up some of his research and passes it off as his own.
Zack Synder is directing the movie - which is expected to be released in 2013 - which will see Russell Crowe portray Superman's father, Jor-El.
Russell, 47, recently revealed has been hitting the gym in a bid to get fit for the role.
He wrote on twitter: "Yesterday 1 hr walk 1 hr gym, today pitiful bike ride but it is a very special day and i've got other things I need to do. go hard tomorrow.
"31.37 km bike ride. Bike 28.6 km, gym 1 hr. 2 walks, total time 1 hr 45 mins. (sic)"