Great Caesar’s ghost: Laurence Fishburne is Perry White for MAN OF STEEL

Laurence Fishburne cast as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL (2013)“You take the lifestyle column – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe that hair styles matter. You take the entertainment beat – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the movies go.”

That probably won’t be the Matrix-like journalistic choice that Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White gives to Clark Kent on his first day at the newspaper, but now that Laurence Fishburne has been confirmed in the newsman’s role for Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman reboot MAN OF STEEL, fans can only wonder where the 50-year-old actor will take the character.

Fishburne, recently seen in the HBO biopic presentation of THURGOOD and as CSI’s Dr. Raymond Langston, must escape a fatal plague in the thriller CONTAGION arriving in theaters later this year before taking the helm of Metropolis’ favorite newspaper. Fishburne follows a legacy of notable actors who played Perry White in Superman’s film and TV legacy, including Frank Langella (SUPERMAN RETURNS), Jackie Cooper (SUPERMAN I-IV), Michael McKean (SMALLVILLE) and John Hamilton (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN).

MAN OF STEEL, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, is scheduled to swoop into theaters June 14, 2013 for Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures. Unconfirmed rumors persist that Russell Crowe may end up play Jor-El, Superman’s father on Kryptonite which explodes, launching his son Jor-El on a journey to Earth to meet his destiny as the Man of Steel.


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