Cinema icon Kurt Russell says he’d be up for playing Jor-El if offered the part for James Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy” feature.
Out promoting his well-received role in Apple TV+ series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,” Russell was directly asked by ComicBook.com if he had any interest in playing Superman’s biological father for Gunn’s film.
Marlon Brando famously played the part in Richard Donner’s original 1978 film, whilst Russell Crowe took on the role in “Man of Steel”. The likes of Terence Stamp, Julian Sands, Angus Macfadyen, Alfred Molina and Christopher McDonald have also played the role in television.
Russell of course worked with Gunn on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and says he’d be down for it:
“Yeah! Yeah, I’ll take on Marlon Brando! I mean there was something awesome about the way he was just looking around – I don’t care that he was looking at his lines – he’s crazy great to watch!
You know what: we don’t know a lot about Jor-El. Maybe there’s a version… I never heard this, so I don’t know. James Gunn was a blast to work with though, so you never know.”
Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy” has been announcing its casting recently with most of the key roles now filled out. It’s not known if Jor-El will make an appearance in some form in the film, but as the movie isn’t an origin story it’s likely any inclusion would be a cameo at best.