Crowe to play Superman’s dad?

The Oscar winner is slated to portray the Man of Steel’s father Jor-El in Zach Snyder’s new superhero movie, opposite Brit Henry Cavill.

If he signs on, he’ll join Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in the movie.

His Gladiator co-star Connie Nielsen is also reportedly in negotiations for the film – to play Jor-El’s wife, and Superman’s mum, Lara.

Brando played Jor-El in Superman: The Movie (1978) and was featured in 2006’s Superman Returns, thanks to computer-generated imagery.