SUPERMAN Casts THE WIRE And JACK RYAN Actor Wendell Pierce As Perry White

Great Caesar’s Ghost!

James Gunn has had the main cast for his DCU Superman reboot set for quite a while now, but there were a couple of notable supporting roles that hadn’t been filled, including Ma and Pa Kent, and Perry White.

While we’re still waiting to find out who will play the Man of Steel’s adoptive parents, THR is reporting that Wendell Pierce will take on the role of The Daily Planet’s highly-strung editor-in-chief.

Pierce will no doubt be best known for playing Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on HBO’s The Wire, but has also appeared in the likes of Suits, Ray, Selma, The Gift, and more recently, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Perry White has been a fixture of Superman’s adventures since he debuted in a ’40s radio serial. The character has previously been played on the big screen by Jackie Cooper (in the Richard Donner movies), Frank Langella (in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns), and Laurence Fishburne (in the Snyderverse movies).

Superman (or, SUPERMAN as it now seems to be stylized) will also star David Corenswet as The Man of Tomorrow, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, along with Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern Guy Gardner, and Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho.

More recently, Sara Sampaio signed on to play Lex’s assistant/lover Eve Teschmacher, and Skyler Gisondo has been cast as Jimmy Olsen.

Members of the anti-hero team The Authority are also expected to appear, and María Gabriela de Faría (Animal Control) has been cast as Angela Spica/The Engineer.

Milly Alcock’s Supergirl is also rumored to make her debut ahead of her own Woman of Tomorrow movie, but that’s yet to be confirmed.

We’re still not sure exactly how these other superheroes will factor into the story, but Gunn has previously revealed that Superman’s dual-life as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel will be explored in the film, suggesting that these characters will be his “super friends.” Whether they’ll be part of an actual team or not remains to be seen.

“Overjoyed to be announcing the start of principal photography on SUPERMAN today, February 29, which just so happens to be – coincidentally and unplanned – Superman’s birthday,” Gunn captioned his photo last night “When I finished the first draft of the script, I called the film ‘Superman: Legacy.’ By the time I locked the final draft, it was clear the title was SUPERMAN,” he added. “Making our way to you July 2025.”