Published On: Wed, Feb 27th, 2013

Russell Crowe talks Jor-El in ‘Man of Steel’ saying ‘Time have changed’ and reacts to action figure

This summer’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel” is one of the huge blockbusters audiences are looking forward to.

Russell Crowe will be playing the role of Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El.

Russell Crowe Jor-El baby Superman photoCrowe visited “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and opened up about the film — and what it means to be playing the father of Superman.

“It’s a reboot of the franchise with Zack Snyder who did the ‘300’ film, with a young English fellow called Henry Cavill as Superman or Kal-El as I would call him because he’s my son,” Crowe said.

“Times have changed, I’m Superman’s dad.”

The “Gladiator” star underestimates the impact of playing in the film.

“I said to my son Charlie, ‘I’m going to be Superman’s dad in the movie, so if I’m Superman’s dad what does that make you?’ and he got really excited and said ‘Superman’s brother?'” he recalled. “To be able to sort of naturally find out that he, at his core, has that sort of humility is a wonderful moment.”

Crowe also came face-to-face with his own Jor-El action figure during the interview, though

“That’s ridiculous!” Crowe said while laughing, adding, “No, it’s great, you should make sure you buy one. Buy two.”

“Man of Steel” is due in theaters on June 14.

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