Fishburne Boards Man of Steel (

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Source: Entertainment Weekly

It looks like we have another major casting for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.  With production already in full swing at their Illinois set, Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Laurence Fishburne to join the fast-tracking production.

Entertainment Weekly reports the former Matrix and "CSI" star would be the latest actor to tackle the role of Perry White, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet.  The late Jackie Cooper played the role in Donner's original film saga while Frank Langella controlled the fictional newspaper in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns.

Fishburne joins his previously set co-stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix. Zack Snyder is behind the camera, based on a screenplay by David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan. Batman helmer Christopher Nolan is executive producing.

Man of Steel flies into theaters June 14, 2013.


Series: Superman (Nolan/Snyder Relaunch)