Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Superman Reboot Update: Laurence Fishburne is Perry White!

Big news once again arrived in the doorstep of Superman fans anxiously waiting for news surrounding the Zack Snyder directed and Christopher Nolan produced Superman reboot flick by Warner Bros. that is tentatively being title "Man of Steel". According to a post in Slash Film, the role of Perry White, the EIC and head of the Metropolis Newspaper the Daily Planet, has been given to veteran African-American actor Laurence Fishburne!

Yes, coming off a related comic book twist revelation and news of a new version of Ultimate Spider-Man, we have a new version of Perry White, and an African-American one at that too. Regardless of the racial change, I'm all for it and Fishburne is an excellent actor. His resume is extensive when it comes to cool, collected, and authoritative figures, and people best remember him well as Morpheus from the Matrix films, a role that remains kick-ass to this day. This also won't be the first time a Supes character makes the switch, as Pete Ross was also portrayed as a African-American character in Smallville by Sam Jones III. It will be interesting to see how the dynamic plays in the Superman film reboot with Fishburne as Perry White. For more details on the story, visit the source post at Slash Film!

Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill in the title role, soars into theaters on June 13, 2013!

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