Laurence Fishburne on Justice League and how Marvel has been 'kicking [DC's] ass'

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May 2, 2017, 11:20 AM EDT (Updated)

When Justice League opens on the big screen later this year, the hotly anticipated superhero team-up will not only see the introduction of a plethora of well-established DC comics characters to the DCEU but will also feature the return of plenty of familiar faces from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

However, there's one character who will be taking a leave of absence: Perry White.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Laurence Fishburne confirmed that Daily Planet editor Perry White will be sitting out the events of Justice League due to scheduling conflicts. He also touched upon a very sensitive subject matter for plenty of fans: Marvel vs. DC.

"They asked me to come for a day, but I couldn't work it out, schedule-wise. 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.

"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.”

Okay, before everyone freaks out, I’m guessing Fishburne's mention of the [Green] Lantern is a simple slip-up as he was enumerating some of the main JLA members from the comics. After all, no actor has been announced in the role of the green-clad superhero so far … unless we're getting a surprise cameo.

Justice League will open in theaters on Nov. 17.

(via LA Times)