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Laurence Fishburne To Play Perry White In 'Man Of Steel'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 3, 2011 at 2:57AM

Get ready for the worst geek hand-wringing and casual racism this side of the Idris Elba/"Thor" embarrassment that cropped up a few months ago: EW reports that Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Perry White in Zack Snyder's forthcoming "Man of Steel."
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Get ready for the worst geek hand-wringing and casual racism this side of the Idris Elba/"Thor" embarrassment that cropped up a few months ago: EW reports that Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Perry White in Zack Snyder's forthcoming "Man of Steel."

Previously played by Jackie Cooper and Frank Langella in earlier iterations of the Superman movies, White is the demanding Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Planet where our humble Clark Kent works when he's not running around in tights. But he's a white guy in the comics! Yeah, who cares. Race doesn't play in this role, Fishburne is a great addition to the already solid cast and frankly, he's a solid fit the part of the newspaper man who wants the best out of his staff. Fishburne has been a regular on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" for the past three seasons, but recently left the show and has rebounded into movies quite nicely. So thumbs up on this bit of casting and really, across the board, "Man of Steel" has racked up a pretty great ensemble.

Fishburne joins Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond Harry Lennix and Christopher Meloni in the film that is already constructing sets for a fall shoot. "Man of Steel" flies into theaters on June 14, 2013.

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