Laurence Fishburne is Editor-in-Chief Perry White for 'Man of Steel'
While I've been a strong advocate of "House M.D." star Hugh Laurie taking the role, plenty of other people have had their own ideas as to who should step into the shoes of The Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White for Zack Snyder's forthcoming comic book franchise reboot Man of Steel. However, I don't think anyone had this casting choice in mind as EW has learned The Matrix franchise star Laurence Fishburne will be bossing around intrepid reporters Lois Lane and Clark Kent in the thriving city of Metropolis. It's not such a bad gig for the actor's return to the big screen after leaving his starring role on "CSI" back in July.
Fishburne has a commanding presence on screen, and his voice should be quite intimidating bossing around the bustling office of The Daily Planet. In the history of the Superman film adaptations, Jackie Cooper took the role in all four of the Christopher Reeve films, while Frank Langella played Perry in Superman Returns. Comic book purists may be disappointed to see the film turning the character into an African-American man, but it's the 21st century, and if a black man can be president, then one can sure as hell run a fictional newspaper. And in case you haven't heard, the new Ultimate Spider-Man is half-Hispanic and half-black, so if you're really upset about an African-American Perry White, well, you have some deeper issues to resolve.