Originally Posted by Excelsior.
Nope. He brings his own qualities to Jor-El. No one can replicate Brando, even when he is unmotivated and reading off cue cards.
As magical as Brando was, I prefer what Crowe is bringing to the role. His Jor-El is just so much more human, emotional and fallible. His delivery of "How?" in the new trailer was heartbreaking. There is so much going on there. I'm getting a bit of a Ned Stark vibe from Jor-El. He seems too good and honorable for his own good.