Russell Crowe is reportedly in negotiations to play Superman's Krypton father Jor-El in 'Man of Steel'.
The Hollywood tough guy is in negotiations to portray Jor-El - the superhero's father on Krypton - in the upcoming reboot of the popular comic book franchise, according to Variety.
If Russell lands the role he will be joining an impressive cast which includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Kevin Costner as the flying hero's Earth-bound dad, Michael Shannon as villain General Zod and Amy Adams as Clark's love interest Lois Lane.
The movie is being directed by Zack Snyder - whose previous work includes '300', 'Watchmen' and 'Sucker Punch' - and the filmmaker recently insisted he is approaching the project as if the five previous movies do not exist.
He said: "Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we're making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there have been no other Superman movies. If you look at 'Batman Begins' there's that structure: there's the canon that we know about and respect, but on other hand there's this approach that pre-supposes that there haven't been any other movies. That's what we're going with."