OH LOOK, IT’S RUSSELL CROWE AS JOR-EL
Well, hmmm…oh boy. Here we have our first look at Russell Crowe decked out in a rather interesting take on Jor-El’s Kryptonian scientist garb. It’s obvious from the previously leaked photos of Superman’s costume that Zack Snyder’s production team is going for a regal, retro-1930’s sci-fi design aesthetic for the costumes. Whether that is going to fly with modern audiences used to sleek, CGI suits of armor ala Iron Man remains to be seen, but my initial reaction is that Crowe looks like a jackass in a rubbery, bulky costume that wouldn’t look out of place on some random bad guy standing behind Rip Torn in The Beastmaster.