Wendell Pierce To Play Perry White In James Gunn’s Superman

Wendell Pierce

by James White |
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Since he's been on a total recasting spree for his Superman film — which we now know is simply titled Superman – James Gunn has naturally found someone new to play Daily Planet editor Perry White. The Wire veteran Wendell Pierce, who was most recently seen in Prime Video's take on Jack Ryan, will be the latest actor appearing as Clark Kent and Lois Lane's boss.

Superman, which Gunn started shooting this past week, has David Corenswet starring as the title character, while Rachel Brosnahan plays Lois.

Also in the cast for the new film? Skyler Gisondo (Jimmy Olsen), Sara Sampaio (Eve Teschmacher), Edi Gathegi (Mister Terrific), Terence Rosemore (Otis), Anthony Carrigan (Metamorpho), Isabela Merced (Hawkgirl), Nathan Fillion (Guy Gardner) and María Gabriela de Faría (The Engineer). We can expect appearances from Sean Gunn (as the villainous Maxwell Lord) and Milly Alcock making her debut as Supergirl.

Perry White was introduced back in the 1940s for the radio serials based on the comics. In movie form, he has been played by Jackie Cooper, Frank Langella, and Laurence Fishburne.

The new Superman will be in cinemas on 11 July 2025.

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