James Gunn’s Superman Movie Casts Wendell Pierce As Perry White

The DC Universe has found its Perry White!

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James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe has found its Perry White, with Wendell Pierce set to make his debut as the iconic editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet in the next Superman movie.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced a significant casting decision for the new Superman movie written and directed by Gunn. Wendell Pierce, widely recognized for his work in iconic television shows like The Wire and Suits, will step into the shoes of the Daily Planet’s legendary editor-in-chief Perry White. Production on the movie is now underway.

Since his first comic book appearance, Perry White has been an essential character in the Superman mythos, first appearing in Superman #7 back in the 1940s. Created by Jerry Siegel and Wayne Boring, Perry White has been brought to life on the big screen by various actors, including Jackie Cooper in the Christopher Reeves Superman series, Frank Langella in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, and Laurence Fishburne in Zack Snyder’s DC Extended Universe movies.

Earlier this week, James Gunn confirmed that production for the much-anticipated Superman film is now in full swing. Accompanying the announcement was a sneak peek of David Corenswet dressed in the Superman suit, zoomed in on a House of El crest inspired by the Man of Steel’s Kingdom Come look.

Last month, Gunn also provided fans with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of the upcoming Superman movie, showcasing the cast following a table read. The ensemble also includes Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, Edi Gathegi, Skyler Gisondo, María Gabriela de Faría, Sara Sampaio, Anthony Carrigan, and Terence Rosemore.

Superman’s DC Universe Future

Superman is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world.

James Gunn and his DC Studios partner Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Superman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.