Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen could look a LOT different in Man of Steel

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Could this be the second biggest change Zack Snyder has made to the Superman franchise since he robbed Kal-El of his red super briefs? An online rumor is buzzing that Snyder has made a big change to Superman's sidekick in The Man Of Steel.


Spoilers ahead...

Rumor has it Jimmy Olsen is now Jenny Olsen. A quick search over at IMDB confirms that actress Rebecca Buller will be playing a character called Jenny Olsen. And there's no mention of Jimmy. Sure, IMDB isn't always the most reliable of websites, but it's worth noting. Plus, fans have already spotted the new Jimmy in the trailer, running with Laurence Fishburne, who is playing Perry White (pictured). Could this be an even bigger change than the loss of the red briefs? And what's next?

You can see the potential new Jimmy in action at the 1:53 mark.

[via Comic Book Movie]

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Kevin Bradley

What, there aren't enough female roles in Superman's mythology that they HAD to convert Jimmy to Jenny? I'm not being sexist here. Jimmy is Clark/Superman's FRIEND. Clark's life is full of other women besides Lois: her sister Lucy, Kat Grant, and Lana Lang just for starters. Jimmy is supposed to be Supes' pal, friend, buddy. Making him female just for no reason is stupid when there are plenty of other female parts. I'd agree if the roles for women were limited or poorly developed, but most women in the Superman universe are strong, determined gals, not shrinking violets.

This is just stupid.