Russel Crowe Has Big Words for MAN OF STEEL

We’re 6 months away from the release of Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, MAN OF STEEL, and the big blue boyscout can’t seem to escape our ever watchful gaze.

Can you blame us?

He’s the top dog of superheroes, and despite Marvel’s next round of annual offerings (Iron Man 3 and Thor : The Dark World), Supes remains number one on everyone’s list. Though, since we’re so far out, news surrounding the project is never quite as spoiler-tastic as I’d want, but we did manage to find Russel Crowe’s recent musings on the flick. He plays Jor-El, Clark Kent’s no-show Kryptonian father, a role that once belonged to Marlon Brando in the 70’s original.

“It’s really complicated, it’s really complex. I don’t think anyone’s really tried to get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman. And [how] people would really respond in a modern society if someone like that popped up. Zack Snyder who directed The Watchmen, who directed 300 and a few other things, he was given a great deal of responsibility. Because when it comes to comic book heroes and superhero films, at the top of the food chain is Superman. I think the biggest indicator for me as to how it’s looking is that the financier of the film, a lovely fellow by the name of Thomas Tull- quite a reticent man, doesn’t mince his word, he’s sent me dashing e-mails, he just loves it and thinks its going to go down really well. I’m really looking forward to seeing it. It’s a massive undertaking, the type of sets we worked on in that film were incredible. It takes you to the ground on Krypton. It takes you to a planet where the sun is four times larger than ours. I think people are going to love it and if you’ve seen the trailer, you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air, held up by a wire. This Superman is supersonic, when he decides to fly, he doesn’t muck around. I’m really looking forward to the way people respond to it.”

Thankfully the subject of Crowe’s bizarrely awful band was never broached, so you’re ears can rest safe tonight. It’s seriously bad, in that oh so Australian outback style way (no offense Aussies!).