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There has been a lot of talk surrounding Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ lately. Aside from revealing that it won’t be tied to any existing mythology in favor of an original story, the follow-up to ‘Man of Steel’ discovered that they would be going head to head with ‘Captain America 3’ at the box office when it opens. But besides those fairly big pieces of news, we’ve been hearing the same old who’s in and who’s out talk about the cast. The sequel already boasts Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman for sure, but rumors have been flying about additional Justice Leaguers making appearances as well. Depending on how prominently these characters are featured, they might not have enough room to move onscreen. However, with all this speculation about who would be returning for the film, one character is definitely out: Jor-El, the father of Superman played by Russell Crowe.

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies about his latest film ‘Noah’, Crowe shared that he would not be appearing in Big Blue’s next cinematic outing. Fans of his performance in the 2013 blockbuster might be sad to hear that the award-winning actor won’t be reprising his role, but the actor definitively says that the new movie is moving towards a new direction. Check out what he had to say in the video below:

While it would be interesting to see how many holograms Jor-El was able to leave for his son before the fall of Krypton, the movie is already bursting at the seams with characters from DC Comics that are more than capable with carrying out the story. After all, the heroes can’t go back into their past too much when Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor is at large.

Are you disappointed that Russell Crowe won’t be reprising his role in ‘Batman Vs. Superman’? Do you think that he could pop up in a prequel somewhere down the line? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

‘Batman Vs. Superman’ starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, and Jeremy Irons opens on May 6, 2016.