Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Superman's Pal, JENNY Olsen in MAN OF STEEL?

In addition to the decision to cast actor Laurence Fishburne as Clark Kent's Daily Planet editor Perry White, there could be a more unexpected change to the Superman mythos in this summer's Zack Snyder film Man of Steel.

Several websites have noticed that movie information site IMDb has a detailed cast list for Man of Steel that doesn't include Superman's longtime supporting character Jimmy Olsen but has actress Rebecca Buller listed as "Jenny Olsen."

Of course, IMDb has posted incorrect information once or thirty times, so fans need to take this into consideration before freaking out over losing one of comics' most famous ginger characters.  However, it's also worth nothing that Buller appears in a brief shot in the second Man of Steel trailer shown above where Perry and "Jenny" are fleeing from some collapsing building (The Planet?) in Metropolis.

If Jimmy is indeed Jenny in this movie, the change could be an attempt to show more prominent female characters on screen.  However, you have to wonder why when already there are central characters such as Lois Lane, Lara Lor-Van, Martha Kent, Lana Lang and the villainess Faora.  And if there's a desire for more female Daily Planet employees, then where's Catherine "Cat" Grant?

Man of Steel arrives in theaters on June 14, 2013.


  1. Lame. I would rather see new female characters than gender change current ones. Unless the entire concept was gender swap.

    1. An entire gender swap? Well, it's happened before...


    2. But THAT makes sense. Kind of like when Adventure Time does it. Randomly changing one character is weird, though.