Set to play Superman’s father Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Russell Crowe revealed some of his insight into the superhero picture in a recent interview. Crowe confirmed that the latest Superman adaptation will indeed be taking us to the planet Krypton and also commented on the just how impressive Superman’s flying is going to be. He also touted Snyder’s direction, calling the picture “complicated and complex.”
Also starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon and Laurence Fishburne, Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013. Hit the jump to see what Crowe had to say.
“It’s very complicated, it’s really complex. I don’t think anybody has really tried to get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman and what people would really respond like in a modern society if somebody like that just popped up. I think Zack Snyder was given a great deal of responsibility because, when it comes to comic book heroes and superhero films, the top of the food chain is Superman. I think the biggest indicator for me of how it’s looking is that the financier of the film has sent me gushing emails; he just loves it.”
Crowe also went on to reveal a bit about the planet Krypton and just how impressive Superman’s flight is going to be:
“I’m really looking foward to seeing it, it’s a massive undertaking. It takes you on the ground to Krypton, it takes you to a planet where the sun is four times larger than ours and you get to experience that stuff and if you’ve seen the trailers you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air held up by a wire, this Superman is super sonic. I’m really looking forward to the way that people will respond to it.”