Zack Snyder has revealed the final piece in the casting jigsaw for upcoming Superman film Man Of Steel, with Laurence Fishburne signing up to play Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Planet, Perry White.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Fishburne will become the first African-American actor to play the role in any of the many adaptations of the Superman comics. It’s another refreshing piece of thinking from Snyder, having already cast a Brit as Metropolis’s all-American saviour.
In any case, White’s racial background is far less important than his role as a tough but fair authority figure, qualities that Fishburne should have no problems in bringing to the big screen.
White made his first comic-book appearance in Superman #7, way back in 1940. He was played by Frank Langella in 2006’s Superman Returns. Man Of Steel will begin shooting in the autumn, ahead of a June 2013 release.
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