So here’s an intriguing casting pick …
… veteran actor Laurence Fishburne has been tapped to play legendary Daily Planet newspaper editor Perry White in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot “The Man of Steel,” the indomitable Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel reports this morning.
The White role, Moore notes, has been traditionally played for laughs (think Jackie Cooper’s blustering White in the original Superman flicks with Christopher Reeve). Fishburne isn’t exactly known for being a comedic actor, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of intensity he brings to the role.
Speaking of which, here’s Cooper as Perry White from “Superman III“: