Lawrence Fishburne Cast As Perry White

This has got to be one of the most interesting casting decisions I have seen in awhile.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence Fishburne is playing Perry White in Zach Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” his reboot/reimaging of Superman.

He’s definitely got the presence (and gravitas to spare) for the role, though I am concerned what the reaction will be by some that an African-American is playing a character that was portrayed in the comics and prior ‘Superman’ films as Caucasian.

Though Perry White was always a supporting character in the DC Universe (He’s essentially the flip side of  J. Jonah Jameson, which means that he’s generally supportive of those around him, as opposed to being a douche),  I wonder if some in the fan base will react with as much vitriol as when Idris Elba was cast as Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor”

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