Laurence Fishburne Is Superman’s Perry White

Here’s a bit of news guaranteed to make the choppy waters of comic fanboys boil – Laurence Fishburne has been cast in the role of Perry White, Clark Kent’s boss as The Daily Planet in the forthcoming Man Of Steel.

Now, get this, Fishburne we’ve been told (and this is only a rumour) is apparently black. Whisper it, because there are bound to be douchebags out there that can’t get past the colourblind casting which stirred up controversy when Michael Clark Duncan was cast as Kingpin in Daredevil and Idris Elba landed the role of Heimdal in Thor.

Well, it’s not like any of the characters will have trouble respecting his authority as Fishburne’s screen presence should be more than up to the task.

He joins a lengthy cast list which includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman’s earth parents, Russell Crowe as Supes’ real father along with Julia Ormond, Harry Lennix and Antje Traue.

Man Of Steel will be out in 2013.