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Hopkins confirmed as next Jor-El
Brett Ratner confirms rumors of Hopkins involvement
By Jennifer H. Tomooka
October 22, 2002
Source: Dark Horizons
The folks over at Dark Horizons have received confirmation from SUPERMAN
director Brett Ratner (RUSH HOUR 3
, RED DRAGON
) that Sir Anthony Hopkins (THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER
, RED DRAGON
) will star as Jor-El, the Man of Steel's Kryptionian father.
According to Ratner, Hopkins signed on two weeks ago, not several months ago, as rumors have suggested.
"He did such a good Brando impression for me, I said I got to get this guy to play the father of Superman," explained Ratner, referring to the original on-screen Jor-El, Marlon Brando.
Ratner also explained that he has yet to consider anyone for the title role, but would like someone who is already well muscled over someone with SPIDER-MAN
Tobey Maguire's build.
In response to the criticism he has received over the SUPERMAN
script being shared online, Ratner had this to say:
"I trust my instincts...A script is a script. It's not a movie. It's my interpretation of it, and I think they're reading like old drafts or something. I just got the new draft yesterday, That was hand-delivered by, like, a guy with a gun."Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.