Out doing “John Wick: Chapter 2” promotions, actor Laurence Fishburne confirmed that his Daily Planet editor Perry White character from the two Zack Snyder “Superman” films to date will not be returning for the upcoming “Justice League” feature.
Speaking with The L.A. Times, Fishburne put it down to scheduling issues and that his role was only going to be a cameo anyway as it required just one day to shoot:
“They asked me to come for a day, but I couldn’t work it out, schedule-wise. And really, what do you need the newspaperman in Justice League for? You want to see the Flash. You want to see Aquaman. You want to see Wonder Woman. You want to see the Lantern. We’ve been waiting 35 years for these [characters] to show up on the screen. What were they doing over there? Marvel has been kicking their ass. This is the comic-book geek in me, who has a collection of comic books. I’ve been waiting to see these people on-screen forever.”
Fishburne also went on to address the backlash against “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” last year:
“Look, I love what Zack Snyder does. Jesse Eisenberg, this little nebbishy guy, as Lex Luthor? For me, that’s a genius move. And the whole thing with Martha Kent and Martha Wayne? I don’t know, man, I must be sentimental but that’s some heartwarming [stuff] to me. So I don’t get it.”
The “Justice League” film opens in cinemas in November.