Laurence Fishburne IS Perry White in The Man of Steel

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  1. FilmNerdJamie

    FilmNerdJamie I'M MARY POPPINS, Y'ALL!

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    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/08/02/laurence-fishburne-perry-white-man-of-steel-exclusive/

    Awesome casting.
     
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  2. Maze

    Maze Proud AquaMomoa inventor

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    :awesome: you were quicker by a minute!:woot::cwink:

    awesome casting!:up:
     
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  3. KRIM

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    I'm indifferent on it. Perry's not a hard role so he should be able to pull it off. But I did hope for a charming "papa bear" type, so Fishburne doesn't exactly fit that mold too well.

    Ah well. I'm sure he can do the commanding and irritant newspaper chief.
     
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  4. dsfjr1190

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    Meh. I never cared for him in anything I've seen him in. Hopefully he'll surprise me this time.
     
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  5. Blackman

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    Eh I was hoping for someone else.

    We'll see
     
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  6. Zorex

    Zorex I'm 100% 50/50

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    Oh wow... I dig it.
     
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  7. Marvel Spider

    Marvel Spider An Insomniac.

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    Wow, inspired casting. I like this choice.
     
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  8. The Batman

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    my first thought was that it seems like they're trying very hard not to make perry white look like a jjj ripoff, despite the fact that perry came first.

    love the casting. i became interested in a black perry white when it seemed like lennix was up for the role
     
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  9. Puckenstein

    Puckenstein JETPACKS ON

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    Oh My Zod.
     
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  10. Sabaoth

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    Ha! I wanted Denzel but Fishburne is fine!
    I'm happy!

    Great news!
    Awesome casting!
     
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    Morpheus is playing Perry? Great Ceaser's Ghost! :awesome:

    Good choice, I like it. :)
     
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  12. X Knight

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    wow!! interesting choice!!

    now we just need Lex and Jimmy!
     
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  13. SuperAl

    SuperAl Superman's back!

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    This is some crazy cast they are putting together
     
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  14. batman44

    batman44 Go Speed GO

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    Interesting. My preference would be a more comic accurate Perry, but I actually kind dig this casting. Fishburne is capable of playing the gruff but caring editor in chief of the Daily Planet.
     
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  15. Eddie Dean

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    Great Caesar's Ghost! Awesome casting!
     
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  16. The Sage

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    Wow, left field.
     
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  17. DorkyFresh

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    i remember there being a discussion about a black man being cast as Perry White and whether or not it would be a problem. my position was that, while there are plenty of capable white actors for the role, i wouldn't mind if a black actor played Perry.......and i stick by my position.

    that being said, i've always like Laurence Fishburne, even in Predators. i thought he was pretty awesome in Mission: Impossible III also. i'm not exactly jumping for joy over this casting, but he's yet another strong actor amongst a slew of great actors.....also another academy award nominee.
     
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  18. batman44

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    I'm glad it's not Hugh Laurie because he's JJJ:oldrazz:
     
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  19. TheIncredibleSk

    TheIncredibleSk Hard hitting opinions.

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    I'v been a huge fan of Of The Fish when I saw Boys in Da Hood. Guy is a good actor and a inspired choice.
     
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    Perry is gonna ask Clark to choose between the read or blue pill.
     
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    wait whats that yup another oscar nominee:oldrazz:
    [​IMG]
     
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  22. TheIncredibleSk

    TheIncredibleSk Hard hitting opinions.

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    I remember having a nice debate over having a black actor play this role in this movie. Guy said they were a million white actors and they shouldn't look at a black actor since they were a million white ones that could play the part faithfully. Well to that person, I just have to ask?
     
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  23. thatsabadoutfit

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    Wow. The cast in this movie is incredible. I love this casting. He will be an awesome Perry White.
     
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  24. Wheels

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    The Fish as Perry?

    I'm cool with that.
     
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  25. Dark_Lord

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    Hmm...Interesting. I like him, but I'm not sure he'd make a good Perry. No, not because of that. :oldrazz:
     
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