Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in the role of Perry White, EW reports.
The Editor-in-Chief of Clark Kent’s newspaper outlet, “The Daily Planet”, White made his first appearance in “Superman” #7 in 1940 and was famous for his steadfast journalistic integrity and his catchphrase, “Great Caesar’s Ghost!”(which was originated on the 1950’s radio show by actor John Hamilton).
Jackie Cooper played the role in the original Richard Donner Superman films with Frank Langella performing as the character in 2006’s Superman Returns. Michael McKean guest-starred as White on the television adaptation, “Smallville”.
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 is set for release on June 14, 2013.
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