Over the years, Angus has appeared in dozens of feature films and television shows, including a career-defining role as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart. In 2019, he would return to that character with a stand-alone feature film, which he also co-wrote and produced. Other major roles include playing Orson Welles in Cradle Will Rock, three seasons on AMC’s Turn, and a role in The Lost City of Z, in which he starred alongside Charlie Hunnam and Tom Holland. Macfadyen has more than enough experience and gravitas for the role of Superman’s Krytponian father.
Here’s the official (albeit pretty minimal) character description for Jor-El. “Jor-El is Clark Kent’s Kryptonian father. Though he died along with Krypton, his brilliant essence still exists within the arctic Fortress of Solitude to provide guidance when his son seeks help.”