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Superman Flick Gets Russell Crowe--Will It Get This New Costume, Too?

Hmm, does this mean Superman won't be circumcised?
/ Source: E!online

Hmm, does this mean Superman won't be circumcised?

Russell Crowe, who recently made headlines for his foreskin-removal rant, is in negotiations to play Jor-El in the franchise reboot Man of Steel, per Variety.

Marlon Brando portrayed Superman's biological father on Krypton in the original 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve.

Now, as for Supes' costume...

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Earlier this week, DC Comics gave fans their first look at a redesign of the beloved superhero's costume--look, no red underwear!--as part of a new relaunch of the Supeman series. The new get-up features beading along the top portion and what appears to be some kind of below-the-knees armor/boot combo.

No word yet from filmmakers if they will opt for the old-school tights or new look ( paging Wonder Woman ).

Meanwhile, if the deal indeed goes through, Crowe would join an already stellar cast that includes Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Amy Adams.

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