June 21, 2011: "Man of Steel" Countdown - Part 3

Man of Steel Superman Homepage staff writer Jeffrey Taylor has submitted his third installment to Movies.com following the progression of the "Man of Steel" film starring Henry Cavill...

    Russell Crowe was recently announced as Jor-El in Man of Steel. Jor-El and his wife Lara were Superman's biological parents from the planet Krypton. But although they gave life to the baby Kal-El and sent him to Earth to save him before the planet exploded, Jor-El's role in Superman's childhood and adult life has usually been relegated to the origin story, or as a ghostly computer program.

    On the other side of the fatherly spectrum, Jonathon Kent and his wife Martha raised the baby Kal-El as Clark Kent until he was old enough to don his tights and cape. They instilled traditional middle-American values in the boy who would be Superman. And oddly enough, both could be responsible for Superman's decision to become a costumed superhero in Man of Steel as well as helping him create the uniform he wears.

    So what should we expect from Superman's father figures when Man of Steel is released next year?

Read Jeffrey's complete "Man of Steel" Countdown column at Movies.com.



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