Marlon Brando had played Jor-El in the 1978 classic film. Now, producer Christopher Nolan is looking for an A-list actor to portray Supes' dad and Russell Crowe certainly fits the bill. Currently, the discussions are going on and Warner Bros. is yet to issue a formal statement on the casting.
However, the Warner Bros. has already roped in Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Michael Shannon for Superman: Man of Steel. Directed by Zack Snyder, the reboot will have the script by David S. Goyer. This movie is expected to hit US theaters in 2012.