So Laurence Fishburne is playing Perry White.
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/08/02/l ... exclusive/
I simply don't understand the tendency of Hollywood to change characters' race simply to have a multicultural cast. Now before someone jumps in here and says I'm racist or something, let this be known... I'm not racist, I'm half black, and I find this kind of casting offensive. Its like they are saying to us "you guys won't see a movie if a black person isn't in it, so here's a black person." I think its f*cking insulting. Superman is a household name. Show me the black dude going, "They made a character black? NOW I can go see it, cause before... f*ck that..." And I KNOW that's why they cast a black person as Perry. It wasn't some stroke of creativity to make him black, it was just so they don't have to worry about people saying there aren't any black people in Superman. Its token gimmick casting, pure and simple.
Perry White isn't black. He's been around for 70 years and he's never changed. Why can't they just get the right actor to play Perry White? The ONLY reason they do this is to "shake things up" and its annoying. How about focusing on making a good movie instead? What makes it even dumber is that Superman already HAS a strong African American supporting character in Ron Troupe, which Fishburne would have been a great choice for.
I'm not saying Larry is a bad actor or that he couldn't pull of that kind of role. I'm not saying I'm going to write off the movie and protest it. I'm just saying the politics behind these things are shallow and obvious, and (in my opinion), offensive.