Laurence Fishburne IS Perry White in The Man of Steel

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  1. Mindreaper21

    Mindreaper21 It's Harvest Time

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    An amazing choice indeed.
     
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    cronosred Well-Known Member

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    Another solid casting choice, I can't wait for this film.
     
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  3. RockSP

    RockSP MYTH SMITH ∞!!!

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    Well, that oscar nomination some people have been mentioning was for playing Ike Turner...
     
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  4. Sawyer

    Sawyer High King

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    Perry's gonna make Lois eat the cake.
     
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  5. X Knight

    X Knight Dark Knight of the Hype

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    before he sends Lois and Clark on an assignment, will Perry tell them to "believe"??
     
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  6. manofsteel4life

    manofsteel4life Well-Known Member

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    wow, i would have never thought....:yay:....i gotta see this script
     
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  7. Shawn Wayne

    Shawn Wayne I own a large clock

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    Why didn't they cast him as Supes??
     
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  8. RockSP

    RockSP MYTH SMITH ∞!!!

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    Cuz Supes isn't an old man with a beer gut?
     
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  9. WarriorDreamer

    WarriorDreamer Well-Known Member

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    While I think he's a great actor and will probably ace the role, I'm a little suprised they didn't go for a white actor.

    Oh well. Makes a change.
     
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  10. JP

    JP Smelly

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    Not sure if I dig this. I've been into every casting thus far.

    Langella was inspired, and I don't get that same feeling here. We'll see.
     
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  11. Hush

    Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    I know he will do great but I honestly would have preferred a white actor. I also don't see him as Perry White. I'm not racist that's just how I see this situation.
     
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  12. Sawyer

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    Langella was wasted on SR. :o
     
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  13. Wheels

    Wheels Eat my shorts

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    Langella's Perry was alot of things, but I don't think inspired was one of them.
     
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  14. Tacit Ronin

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    What's that now?
     
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  15. bunk

    bunk superhero fan

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    Singer decided to basically rework Perry's character completely even though it was a vague sequel. Langella didn't have much to do.
     
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  16. jacobed

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    Wow this is movie's cast is phenomenal. Amazing choice for White
     
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  17. Wheels

    Wheels Eat my shorts

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    Yep.

    I blame Singer and the script, but Langella in SR was not inspired IMO.
     
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  18. Scarlet Spider

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    It was Langella's idea to rework Perry's character and play him as the strong, silent type:

    "With Bryan's blessing, my Perry White will be very different than the previous ones," said Langella.

    "I couldn't play a small man who barks out orders while he's chomping on his cigar. It's physically wrong for me. I play Perry as the strong, quiet type."


    http://www.superherohype.com/features/articles/89769-frank-langella-on-playing-perry-white
     
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  19. batlovescatDC

    batlovescatDC Tragic Love

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    Fishburne was actually an actor thsat i thought of as perry the last time i watched m:i3. Great casting!

    Now just give me anton yelchin as jimmy olsen and jason isaacs as lex luthor!
     
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  20. Scarlet Spider

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    Langella's still a great actor but either way he was a last minute replacement for Hugh Laurie.

    That's who the role was originally meant for. Laurie was definitely inspired casting.
     
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  21. X Knight

    X Knight Dark Knight of the Hype

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    What type of Perry do you think Fishburne will play?
     
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  22. Kurosawa

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    Basically who the families have the rights to is George Taylor, Editor of the Metropolis Daily Star.

    All of them, I hope. They all serve a good purpose, even though they'll be small parts.

    They can be themselves and still be realistic.

    His casting was inspired but his performance was not.

    I think Fishburne will be fine.
     
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  23. Eggyman

    Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    Nice!

    You think that's news you're reading?
     
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  24. mclay18

    mclay18 Well-Known Member

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    Oh definitely. If Amy carries that cute perkiness over to Lois (or if Lois is more tailored like her Fighter role) -- mix it with Fishburne's quiet but volatile energy and you'd get some GREAT conflict.
     
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  25. General Vulcun

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    And the great cast keeps on growing. :up:
     
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