Russell Crowe Interested in a 'Man of Steel' Prequel

The actor who portrays Jor-El reveals he would give the tights another go if Legendary Pictures was interested.

Man of Steel star Russell Crowe took to his Twitter account this weekend to address the possibility of a Superman prequel. Take a look at what he had to say, then read on for more information.

"A lot of you are asking about a KRYPTON prequel, if that's something you feel strongly about let @Legendary pictures know your thoughts. Just getting sick of reading the same question mate, however, if it came up, i'd give the tights another go."

Russell Crowe is interested in a Man of Steel prequel
Russell Crowe is interested in a Man of Steel prequel
We reported last month that Man of Steel 2 is moving forward, with Zack Snyder returning to direct from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. No actors have been confirmed at this time, but it is believed that Henry Cavill and Amy Adams will be back as Superman and Lois Lane.

This is the first we are hearing of a potential Man of Steel prequel, so stay tuned for more updates as soon as we have more information.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.

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Comments (20)

  1. Arby

    ...3,2,1 ignition. Or something like that. No, I'm not talking about SuperMAN's taking off into the sky, like a missile. With a chem trail. Sheesh! I'm talking about this idea fans are pushing at Russell Crowe. And whining about afterward? Honestly, It's hard to argue with it. My fave part of Superman was Krypton. On the other hand, If they aren't going to get Superman (and other super heros) right, then let's just move onto something else. And bring Russell Crowe along for the ride.

    1 year agoby @ArbyFlag

  2. Sean

    I'm not sure I would want a Man of Steel prequel.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. LordFolken

    Oh God!, Please, don't.

    1 year agoby @LordFolkenFlag

  4. CoreyB

    @mccoy2k Yeah I agree w/ya. No way they make a prequel. We'll get more flashbacks from time to time.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  5. The_Crow2k

    He was one of the better parts in the film.

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  6. ejk1

    This would be a nice film to introduce Brainiac, plus see how Krypton interacted with other planets. Perhaps even an Apokolips/New Genesis scenario.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. LuxoIII

    I'm fine without. Thanks, though.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  8. Mr.K


    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    I'm open!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. skywise

    It should never happen.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Dan

    It'll never happen.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  12. Derek Leigh Stark

    I think it would be a great idea for a Man of Steel Prequel, Staring Russell Crowe, Micheal Shannon, and whomever else is going to play Super Girl. That Prequel comic that DC published, would be a great finishing off point, for a movie. They could also tie in Krypton Threats, such as Braniac or other Villains that might make an appearance later. It could actually help with the Justice League movie if they did it right. So yeah, I think its a great idea.

    1 year agoby @Derek-Leigh-StarkFlag

  13. JasonKat

    why would he return, he died. i dont want this to be like halloween 2 with micheal's mother, poping out every 5mins. i understand this could be used as flashbacks, even with his wife. but as long as they dont take up to much time or derail the main story, its all good. i wont care if they return but i wont miss them if they dont.

    1 year agoby @jasonkatFlag

  14. Eastwood

    Man of Steel 2: More Flashbacks!

    1 year agoby @mccoy2kFlag

  15. Buriblazing

    This movie was awesome and Crowe was great in it.

    1 year agoby @buriblazingFlag

  16. Brizzy

    As long as it doesn't get in the way of the dc universe moving forward towards the Justice League movie, im down.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  17. justinishulk

    kool but i want MOS 2!!!

    1 year agoby @justinishulkFlag