Kurt Russell Responds to “Superman: Legacy” Jor-El Rumors

Kurt Russell

In an interview with ComicBook.com to promote his role in the Apple TV+ series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,” Kurt Russell responded to the rumors that he’s in the running to play Jor-El in James Gunn’s upcoming film “Superman: Legacy”.

“Yeah! Yeah, I’ll take on Marlon Brando!” Kurt Russell jokes, laughingly adding, “I mean there was something awesome about the way he was just looking around – I don’t care that he was looking at his lines – he’s crazy-great to watch!”

Having worked with James Gunn before on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, Russell added, “You know what: we don’t know a lot about Jor-El. Maybe there’s a version… I never heard this, so I don’t know. James Gunn was a blast to work with, though, so you never know.”

The cast of “Superman: Legacy” features David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.

Directed by James Gunn, “Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.

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December 8, 2023 5:11 pm

I’d rather him for Jonathan Kent, myself.