Laurence Fishburne is Perry White

Signs on for Man Of Steel

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.


Is Fishburne the White man for the job? Tell us what you think.


    • Frankie88

      Aug 3rd 2011, 9:06

      Yes, they can!

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    • Hadouken76

      Aug 3rd 2011, 9:35

      He already plays authority figures the Matrix Trilogy, CSI and MI:3, it might be a case of 'been there done that'.. I don't care, Fishburne is class. I hope this Superman is less mopey than the last one.

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    • wasmccabe

      Aug 3rd 2011, 11:02

      awesome awesome awesome. can't wait for this.

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    • Peachy556

      Aug 3rd 2011, 11:21

      Larry Fishburne ? Perry White ? Yeah, I'll have that

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    • trist808

      Aug 3rd 2011, 13:03

      Great choice, fantastic actor and he'll be superb (lol) in the role. The cast on this is truly epic, here's hoping Synder can pull it altogether and give us a decent film ... no more Sucker Punch please!!!!

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