Laurence Fishburne on why he’s not in ‘Justice League’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ backlash

It sounds like we won’t be taking a trip to The Daily Planet when Justice League hits theaters in November.

The LA Times caught up with Laurence Fishburne, who plays Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Planet, Perry White, and he explained that a scheduling conflict prevented him from being able to appear in Justice League.

“They asked me to come for a day, but I couldn’t work it out, schedule-wise,” Fishburne explained. Though he didn’t seem too upset about it. He knows what the fans really want to see.

“And really, what do you need the newspaperman in Justice League for?,” he added. “You want to see the Flash. You want to see Aquaman. You want to see Wonder Woman. You want to see the Lantern.”

“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.”

Now I know what you’re thinking… did Fishburne just confirm Green Lantern is in Justice League?! I wouldn’t count on it. He didn’t work on the movie, and he’s a big comic book fan. He’s probably just assuming Green Lantern is part of the Justice League because of his love for comics.

Fishburne also addressed the backlash towards Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and like a lot of fans, he didn’t understand it at all.

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.”

SOURCE: The LA Times