Actor Laurence Fishburne admits he doesn't think he'll return to the DC Extended Universe to play Perry White.
Although Fishburne is known for his role as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Planet, he recently jumped franchises to star as Bill Foster in Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp. There are many stars who have played roles in rival superhero movie universes, but Fishburne doesn't sound hopeful that fans will see any more of his Perry White.
Fishburne debuted as White in 2013's Man of Steel and reprised his role in 2016 for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With the actor unable to film scenes for Justice League, he suggested to Den of Geek it could've cost him his role in the franchise. "I don't think I'm still on call. I was unfortunately unable to go do some work on what turned out to be the Justice League movie," he said. "I don't know that I need to go back or if they'll have me back or not, but I was grateful to have been a part of it."
Reflecting on his time as White if it has come to an end, Fishburne gushed, "I loved working with Zack [Snyder], I think he makes an incredible superhero movie." As for the future, Fishburne's latest role may see him bitten by the MCU bug: "I'm just excited to be a part of this [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] now."
The slate of DCEU movies is unclear at the moment, and while Warner Bros. is moving ahead with movies like Aquaman, Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984, as well as a tentative Joker origin and Nightwing, there aren't many Perry White projects in the pipeline anyway.
Although Man of Steel 2 is high on the wish list of many DCEU fans, there is still no solid evidence that the studio will move forward with the project. Whether this is the last audiences have seen of Fishburne as Perry White, at least he is happy with his time as the no-nonsense journalist.
In theaters now, director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.