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Laurence Fishburne Is Perry White
In Zack Snyder's Man of Steel...

03 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Laurence Fishburne Is Perry White

Now here’s a casting choice that we can all get behind – Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Perry White in Zack Snyder’s Superman pic Man of Steel. White, the grouchy editor of the Daily Planet where our hero’s alter ego works, has been a key element of the Superman stories and his casting has been the source of any number of rumours.

There’s a chance this could spark some debate about colour-blind casting – after all, everyone remembers the fuss about Michael Clarke Duncan playing The Kingpin in Daredevil, or even the more recent nonsensical complaints about Idris Elba in Thor. But one thing’s for sure: the man who was Morpheus more than has the gravitas to growl at Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Lois Lane (Amy Adams) when they don’t get their stories in on time.

Fishburne, who just left the job of leading the CSI crime team on US TV, joins a cast that already includes Cavill, Adams, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Harry Lennix and Antje Traue.

Thanks to seemingly endless bland set/location photo leaks, we know that work is already under way to prepare the movie to shoot in the autumn, ready for a June 2013 release date.

And talking of Zack Snyder, there’s a report today from Twitch that he might be planning to follow up the superhero story with a definite change of pace. It appears he’s taking back the directorial reins to Afghanistan war drama The Last Photograph.

Since Snyder and regular collaborator Kurt Johnstad wrote it, Photograph has attracted several directors (most recently Niels Arden Oplev) and has had Christian Bale and Sean Penn circling the lead roles. While there’s still no confirmed word on the casting, it looks like Snyder will be sitting down to direct the movie once he’s sent Supes out into the world…


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Can I just point out a small error in this article - Fishburne's character in CSI was most definitely NOT team leader - he was the most junior member of the team, having only recently switched career paths. More

Posted by subcircus at 19:26 on 05 August 2011 | Report This Post

this is quite a rather strange casting choice if im honest. i got nothing against fishburne but hasnt perry white been portrayed by white actors in all superman films to date? isnt perry white actually white in the comics? i just hope that fishburne himself knows what hes doing :s More

Posted by Coolerking2007 at 20:40 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Chill out peeps
Was pretty obvious you were responding to the first post. First off, did it honestly sound like a fanboy comment? How would you know I've seen anything related to 'Superman'? It was purely about the actor in general. And I'm truly sorry about this, but Othello? He really isn't anything special in it. But hey, I didn't list the bad films so as to not anger anyone, but there's always one right? And "High-brow" would be perfect to descibe anything with a bloody big franchise/profile to back it up, More

Posted by LaughingNabashin at 02:18 on 04 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: stupid
L: Geldart this is ridiculous. peryy white is , well white. always has been. its about continuity not racism i hate it when they dio this ol... Do you hate it when the Yellow food touches the Green food. More

Posted by oui3d at 20:47 on 03 August 2011 | Report This Post

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L: artilleryman no.more.superheroes. no.more.superheroes. no.more.superheroes. Stay at home and dont watch them then. As for the casting of Fishburne in Man Of Steel.Great choice! I cant wait for this film. More

Posted by darth silas at 15:33 on 03 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Fishburne is Perry White
A good choice for the part, I think. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 12:30 on 03 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Another great casting to add to an...
I swear Snyder does it just to piss-off the Fanboys. But I don't really care so long as the moron doesn't FUCK IT UP! by going to mental with the computer ala Sucker Punch & nearly all his other films. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:49 on 03 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: One issue with this...
Oh deary me. Just a shame he is such a one note actor and will bring Laurence Fishburne to the role rather than Perry White. More

Posted by sanchia at 07:00 on 03 August 2011 | Report This Post

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