Perry White

Metropolis born and bred Perry White is the fearless Editor-in-Chief of world-renowned newspaper The Daily Planet. Famous for his tough-but-fair attitude and his nose for potential, Perry was responsible for hiring both Lois Lane and Clark Kent on to the paper's staff and keeping the Planet afloat through numerous disasters and would-be buyouts. While Perry officially was never let in on Clark's secret life as Superman until very recently, it seems impossible that he wouldn’t have put it together.

Jimmy Olsen

Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen is Superman's best pal, and his courage and bravery in the face of danger make him a hero in his own right.

Everyone needs a best friend, even a Superman. Perhaps the greatest bromance in the DC Universe is the one between photographer and former cub reporter Jimmy Olsen and the Man of Steel, and it goes way back to the earliest days of the Golden Age of comics. As much as Lois Lane is the love of Clark Kent’s life, and Daily Planet editor Perry White is a surrogate father figure, Jimmy Olsen is the kid brother Superman never had.

Breaking News: Supergirl Casts James Olsen
He may be best buds with Superman in the comics, but it looks like Jimmy Olsen will be hanging out with his cousin onscreen in the future.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

The blockbuster superhero film series continues as Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder return in the story of Superman's (Reeve) battle against the evil creation of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Hackman). After declaring that he intends to rid the world of all nuclear weapons, Superman must defeat Luthor's Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), who fights him in landmarks around the world before taking their battle into outer space.

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