Laurence Fishburne has joined Warner Bros.' Man of Steel, set to play Daily Planet editor Perry White opposite Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.

The Perry White character first appeared in the early 1940s Superman comics as a tough but fair-minded boss with high standards.

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Zack Snyder is directing from a script penned by David S. Goyer, who developed the story with Christopher Nolan.

Henry Cavill will play Superman, aka Clark Kent, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon are also starring.

Man of Steel is shooting this summer in Chicago and Vancouver.