Laurence Fishburne On Why He Turned Down JUSTICE LEAGUE Role And BATMAN v SUPERMAN Backlash

Laurence Fishburne On Why He Turned Down JUSTICE LEAGUE Role And BATMAN v SUPERMAN Backlash

Laurence Fishburne On Why He Turned Down JUSTICE LEAGUE Role And BATMAN v SUPERMAN Backlash

Laurence Fishburne reveals why he was forced to turn down a return as Perry White in Justice League and explains why exactly he loved Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice despite the poor reviews.

During a recent interview with the LA Times to promote the release of John Wick: Chapter 2, Laurence Fishburne was asked if he'll be making a return as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Justice League. Unfortunately, that won't be happening due to some scheduling issues, but as Zack Snyder only wanted him for a day, it sounds like it was probably only going to be a brief cameo appearance anyway! 

"They asked me to come for a day, but I couldn’t work it out, schedule-wise," the actor explained. "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."
 
That's a fair point, but in praising the DC Films Universe, Fishburne made a pretty unexpected admission about Marvel! "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." Technically, he's not wrong, and he went on to address the Batman v Superman backlash!
 
"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." While the whole Martha situation has become a rallying cry of sorts for those that disliked the movie, many fans probably share his opinion. What do you guys think? As always, let us know your thoughts below. 
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