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The Batman vs. Superman movie will not feature the return of Russell Crowe as Jor-El, according to the latest news.
The actor recently spoke with Yahoo! Movies while promoting Noah and stated that he will not be a part of the sequel to last year's "Man of Steel" film.
"I don't think they're going to use me again," he said. "I think they're jumping into a different stream. You know, they're going with the different superhero worlds colliding."
Russell also commented on the possibility of a Krypton-based sequel in a recent Twitter post.
"A lot of you are asking about a Krypton prequel, if that's something you feel strongly about let @Legendary pictures know your thoughts," tweeted Crowe.
Crowe stars as Noah in the new film based on the Biblical story.
Warner Bros. is currently holding a casting call for extras to appear in the new movie which will start filming this year in the Michigan area. Casting calls will be held from April 27, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Somerset Inn on West Big Beaver Road in Troy.
Casting directors are looking for men and women who are 18 or older that are clean-cut and can pull off the role of a law enforcement/military type or business executive. Those looking to participate in the casting call should bring a pen to fill out an application the day of and should dress for the part. No costumes are required. They must be available to work in Detroit area locations during the week, indoors or outside, anytime between June and November of 2014.
Children aren't allowed at the casting calls.
The Batman vs. Superman film is expected to hit theaters sometime in the spring of 2016 and stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.