The exact details of Man of Steel's plot remain a mystery, and some of what we have been shown raise more questions than answers. Case in point: Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Jor-El, for the uninitiated, is Superman's biological father, and he perished along with the rest of the Kryptonians when Krypton exploded. There may not seem to be much room for him in the story, but he was given a major actor and a fair amount of publicity. Check after the jump for one more example.