Liam Neeson* as Jor-El
*What? He seems to be Hollywood's go-to guy for the "mentor to the young hero" roles these days.
I know. He's replaced the gap that was left when Connery retired, IMHO. Must be a Celtic thing or something.
Although Anthony Hopkins is giving him a run for his money. THE MASK OF ZORRO, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, THE WOLFMAN, THOR, etc.