Usually we don’t mention Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne much around Uproxx except in reference to his daughter. That’s because porn tapes trump Oscar nominations in the SEO optimization game. We keep it tight. Others might not, but enough about the porn. We have some real news to report.
Laurence Fishburne, who just left the cast of CSI, will be playing Daily Planet editor Perry White in Man of Steel, which has had its release date pushed back to June 2013. The character first appeared 71 years ago and has been portrayed by John Hamilton, Jackie Cooper, Frank Langella, and a bunch of other white dudes. But it’s Perry White’s gravatas that matters, not his appearance, and Fishburne nails that. Not just anyone could live down playing Cowboy Curtis.
Fishburne will be joining a cast which includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora Hu-Ul, Christopher Meloni as a General, and Russell Crowe as the world’s angriest Jor-El. Crowe is still merely tied with Brando for World’s Most Bloated Jor-El. Which reminds us, it’s about time they made a marketing tie-in with Jell-O for Jor-El-O . . .