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Old January 16 2013, 03:40 PM   #56
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Re: Superboy Season 2

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Oh and in that article it mentioned that Perry White would be played by a black actor in L&C. A recent book about Superman's history revealed that was producer Deborah Joy Levine's original intention. She wanted to cast James Earl Jones as Perry. He had expressed interest in the offer but DC Comics thought it was going against tradition.
Which is an odd contradiction, considering that they cast a half-Japanese actor as Clark/Superman. Not to mention that it was after Tim Burton had cast Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent in Batman -- and decades after Eartha Kitt had played Catwoman.

Still, it's hard to imagine James Earl Jones saying "Great shades of Elvis!" Although maybe the character would've been written differently for him.
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