Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Meet Jor-El The Bagel

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Marlon Brando is resurrected to play Jor-El in Superman Returns but, chances are, his footage would have been tossed in the garbage if he had played the role the way he originally planned.

Richard Donner, who directed Brando in the 1978 Superman flick – from which the footage in the new film is taken – once admitted that the master thespian wanted to wear a costume that resembled a bagel.

It seems Brando thought he would be more convincing as a creature from another planet if he looked more like a giant bagel than a human.

Luckily for Donner – and current Superman Returns director Bryan Singer – Brando was convinced to drop the bagel garb and appear in human form before shooting commenced.

Superman Returns, which also features Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey, opens nationally today (June 28).

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