Wendell Pierce Joins James Gunn’s “Superman”

Wendell Pierce who is best known for his roles in The Wire has joined the cast of James Gunn’s upcoming Superman movie.

The actor will lead “The Daily Planet” as the boss of Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

Wendell has been cast as Perry White, the iconic editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet.

It was revealed yesterday, along with the first look at the Superman chest emblem that the Superman movie will be retitled from Superman: Legacy to Superman.

The movie has David Corenswet as Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane and Nicholas Hoult will be portraying the classic villain Lex Luthor in the movie.

The character of Perry White is a Man of Steel fixture, first introduced in a Superman radio serial in 1940. He is the boss of both Kent and Lane, and depending on the incarnation, can be a tough-as-nails boss, the harried-by-his-reporters boss, or a father figure boss.


Wendell recently had stints on the Amazon series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan where he played James Greer, he also had a stint on Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

The film is set for a July 11, 2025 release date.

Phil Weaver

27 years old. One of the co-founders and Directors of Only Comic Universe. Specialising in comic book source material, especially DC.

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