This is Superman
's dad. Jor-El
sent his son on his merry way when he found out that Krypton
was about to explode. Jor-El
didn't just send his son out on his own, no! He packed baby Superman
's weird little ship chock full of fancy space crystals that were supposed to teach the kid all he would need to know when he got to earth.
Jor-El was portrayed by Marlon Brando in the Alexander Salkind movie Superman™.