Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel in the role of Perry White, The Editor-in-Chief of Clark Kent’s newspaper outlet, “The Daily Planet”.
For you ass muffins that are all thinking .. “Perry is white…FISHBURNE IS BLACK!!!”, may we remind how many colored folk have played white guys and played them well? *Clears throat* Sam Jackson as Nick Fury, Idris Elba Heimdall in ‘Thor”, Micheal Clark Duncan as Kingpin…etc. Point is, Fishburne has enough charisma to do a good Perry White and I think that’s all that matters. On the other hand, if you want to get into a debate, you do gotta wonder if this “performance” argument would work in reverse. Like, would it be acceptable to cast a white girl as Storm?
Fishburne, famous to genre fans for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix, will join Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix for the film, currently in production.
“Man of Steel”, that sounds like something his daughter would’ve starred in!