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.

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on October 4, 2011, in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Funny, I didn’t know that Russel Crowe was at the the Battle of Helm’s Deep.

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