RUSSELL CROWE as Jor-El in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “MAN OF STEEL,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

10 Dec Jor-El: Scientist

Leader of the House of El,  Jor-El died on the planet Krypton in 1980 or so Earth time.  He was killed after military leader General Zod felt his actions of conceiving a child of natural birth and sending him to earth to escape the coming calamity were egregious — even though Zod himself was in mist of executing a coup.  Jor-El leaves behind a son Kal-El, who is now the last son of Krypton.