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Old 08-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #351
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:00 PM   #352
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Personally, I've never been overly interested in Perry as a character.
I always thought he was a nice lil side character in all of the shows and films, although he was a great character in "Lois & Clark", but I'm not bothered about his portrayal personally.
That said, having Lawrence Fishburne in the role has caught my attention because he's awesome.
So I'm more interested now than before lol

Thats the way I feel. Don't get me wrong, Jackie Cooper's Perry was funny and lively. But I have never given a damn about Perry White as a character. Maybe Fishburn will bring something else to the character. I'll be anxious to see.

One thing people have to understand is that Superman is one of those characters that is universal. We all share Superman. He's not just for little geeky white boys who buy comic books. I believe Batman has done well with people of color because Morgan Freeman's Lucious Fox is sorta like a mentor and father figure along with Michael Cain.

Hell maybe Fishburn's Perry will be like Morpheus was to Neo or Fox is with Wayne. Either way its good this cast has some diversity. WB isn't stupid either they are trying to woo black audiences that loved Fishburn in the Matrix.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:05 PM   #353
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I think that the only characters that can't be another race are Superman, Jor-el and Lara (obviously) and the Kents. Even for Lex and Lois it wouldn't matter to me.
Just wondering without opening a can of worms here.

Why couldn't the Kents be black?

I believe their are tons of mid western blacks living on farms or in rural mid west communities with humble christian values that could love and raise a white baby just orphaned. Raising him to be an upstanding citizen.

Think about if Clair and Cliff Huxstable found Kal El. I think he'd be raised all right.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:07 PM   #354
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Just wondering without opening a can of worms here.

Why couldn't the Kents be black?

I believe their are tons of mid western blacks living on farms or in rural mid west communities with humble christian values that could love and raise a white baby just orphaned. Raising him to be an upstanding citizen.

Think about if Clair and Cliff Huxstable found Kal El. I think he'd be raised all right.
he'd eat Jell-O puddin pops for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:10 PM   #355
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:13 PM   #356
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he has a super appetite!!

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #358
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Ha. I just got through watching an episode of CSI where Laurence chokes a guy with one hand until he passed out. He was explaining the choke hold he had placed the man in and what was happening to him as he was passing out. One of the more bad-A things I've seen in a while.

..... And now he'll be the editor-in-chief within the failing newspaper industry. That's cool I guess.....

It is cool. Good choice.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:29 PM   #359
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he's gonna try to choke Clark out for misspelling a word...

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As he should! This is the newspaper we're talking about.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:34 PM   #361
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it's the Daily freakin' Planet!!!

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #362
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:42 PM   #363
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It would be funny if it took Clark a minute to start acting like he's being choked.

"Perry you're killing me!"

"I so can't breath right now!"

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #364
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haha...that would be kinda funny. he'd be like, how do humans react when this is happening to them???

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:16 AM   #365
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Remember one Mr.James Earl Jones in an episode of LOIS AND CLARK Mr.Stern? He played a kind of superior to Perry, or I think if my memory serves me right, somebody who Perry asked for help and money to buy a share in the Planet to save it from being bought over by Luthor











At the time, when I watched it, I really thought ... wow JE Jones could really be the black equivalent of Perry, ... a sort of father figure with a "stern" attitude to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" ... and I kind of warmed to the idea when I first saw the episode.

I don't see why some people are choosing to moan about this. I think it's a wonderful idea.

As someone from an ethnic minority, I must say I wouldn't want a black Superman, as the image of what superman looks like to me and many people has kind of been engraved for 70 odd years. But making the supporting cast a bit more cultured would go a long way to show that they really ARE modernising the saga.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:20 AM   #366
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I only dislike one thing about this casting:

That Fishburne isn't Luthor. Fishburne would make a tremendous Lex Luthor. That said, I think that he will make a tremendous Perry as well.
I guess you missed my posts making fun of anyone that brings up the old old idea that he would have made a good Lex.

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Did I miss any posts where people thought he would be better for Lex? I used to read it online all the time, back when Matrix was going on people thought he had a good look for Lex.
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First off has someone already mentioned they would have seen him more as Lex?

Secondly does this mean we are more likely to see reporter Clark?

Thirdly, not the role I would have pictured him in but what a cast!
Post #26 on page 2... Matt you are far behind

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:28 AM   #368
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I LOVE the choice for Perry, but it just made me giggle a bit inside when I read an African-American actor would be up for playing a guy with the last name of White, lol.
Well it's already bad enough that a certain wannabe controversial African-American film critic also happens to share that name!

Anyway love the casting of Fishburne!! I dig!!

As for the idea of Donald Glover as Jimmy? As ideal as he may be, I would find an African-American with the name "Olsen" to be a little, odd!

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I just think that Glover looks a little too old for Jimmy. I would be fine if he got the role but he looks a little too old.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #370
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They will cast a female lead to play Jimmy.

Mary Kate and Ashley will take turns servicing Mr Kent as Olsen is their real last name. Then Clark will walk backwards and realize they are under his shoe.

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If you are going to copy my post at least quote me.

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If I was going to copy your post, I WOULD have. But since mine makes the same point, but also adds my personal opinion. It is not the same. Thus I have not quoted your post, and will not quote your post ... because ... I didn't know your post existed.

Apologies buddy. I didn't see your contribution, (on page 6) and mine happened to be on page 14. But I wasn't going to sit there and read through 14 pages of "Perry White should be white" to wait to put across my view.

I didn't "copy" you. We're not in 4th grade maths class here. Jeez. If I copied you're post it would have been word for word.

Is it impossible for someone in this world also to recall the fact that James Earl Jones was on the show? You didn't invent the fact that that happened.

I simply share your opinion, which isn't exactly a bad thing.

Anyway ... back to the thread.

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I'd LOVE for Kara to be in this movie franchise. But save her for the sequel(s).
If she's not in the first one she won't be in them. I can't see them dedicating a movie to her turning up.

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Yeah because eveyone has been saying "Perry White should be white"

The reaction has been mostly positive.

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Yeah because eveyone has been saying "Perry White should be white"

The reaction has been mostly positive.
Its funny Fishburnes casting has met less opposition than Cavill's as Superman.

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Old 08-04-2011, 04:02 AM   #375
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Skin colour has nothing to do with being the right man for the job. I'm a huge Bond fan. When daniel craig was cast I went ape ****. He's blonde! Bond isn't blonde... Then I watched him in action. Daniel craig is james bond. His hair color had nothing to do with it. perry being black isn't an issue he may be the right man for the job.

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