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Laurence Fishburne to play Perry White in 'Man of Steel'

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Forget that Ashton Kutcher mess; Everyone knows the real casting talker these days is Entertainment Weekly's report that Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. He can't be any worse than Frank Langella being forced to slog through the role in 2006's Superman Returns.

The big question, of course, is why it took so long to pick an African-American to portray the editor of the Daily Planet. Jackie Cooper played him in the Christopher Reeve movies and Michael McKean played him on Smallville. Perhaps what is most notable about the news is that it's not really all that notable -- other than Fishburne's notable weight gain. After he played Langston on CSI, he needed to do something.

Filming is supposed to begin in the fall for a June 2013 release. Just so long as Keanu Reeves doesn't show up anywhere, things should be fine.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:04pm]

    

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