According to Entertainment Weekly Laurence Fishburne, best known for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy, has been cast as Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Perry White was previously played by Jackie Cooper in the 70s/80s, and Frank Langella took on the role in Superman Returns. The character is known for being a tough but fairminded boss, something Fishburne won’t have any problems pulling off.
The movie stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent. Russell Crowe will take on the role of Superman’s biological father Jor-El, with Julia Ormond playing Superman’s Kryptonian mother. Michael Shannon will play the villain, General Zod, and German actress Antje Traue has been cast as villainess Faora.
Man of Steel‘s release date was recently pushed back to June 14, 2013, however filming is currently under-way.