Is Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Now … Superman’s Pal Jenny Olsen?


Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Comic Book

The Interwebs is all abuzz this morning with rumors that Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen of the Daily Planet might have gotten, er, a sex change in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot “Man of Steel”.

All of this, it seems, originates from the cast listing for “Man of Steel” on, as well as this shot of two characters fleeing an explosion in, we assume, Downtown Metropolis. Notice the woman on the right. According to reports, that is actress Rebecca Buller, who is listed on’s cast listing for the film as “Jenny Olsen”:

Laurence Fishburne and Rebecca Buller in Man of Steel (2013) Movie Image

The guy she’s running away with? That Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus from “The Matrix”), who has already been confirmed as playing the film’s new version of Perry White. So if Snyder and company have already (and needlessly, I might add) swapped race for a major character like White, it goes to reason that they wouldn’t have much of a problem with swapping sex for Jimmy Olsen, too.

So there you have it — this morning’s “Man of Steel” rumor. This actually looks to be pretty solid.

“Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, and takes flight June 14, 2013.

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Here’s the trailer with the above shot in case you missed it:

Via : Digital Spy

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  • Debo4735

    L. Fishburne looks a little solid in this pic, also I don’t really care who plays Olsen.

  • Dedpool

    You know I really don’t care as long as they make the character relevant. News photographers are pretty much fearless, especially ones that go to war zones. If “Jenny” Olsen is an experienced photog with some time over seas I’m good. Oh and Laurence Fishburne for Perry White was actually pretty insprired acting. I mean sure it was a needless race change (but when is one ever really NEEDED?) but it works, especially with the actor. I’m actually hoping that like the “Ultimate” universe, and “Spectacular Spiderman” cartoon the new DC Earth One comics do a race swap with an important character. Make Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman Earth One black, or a Latina Carol Ferris or something.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Have you read Superman Earth One Volume 2? Maybe it was cause I read it while listening to the Lisa Gerrard song from the trailer, but that was one of the best comics I have ever read! It was much better than it’s predecessor and it really reached out to me on an emotional level. I sincerely hope the movie is going to be like that.

      • Dedpool

        Haven’t read it yet, but soon. Money got a little tied up with holidays then dughter’s birthday. Glad to hear that they have improved the story since th first. I look forward to reading it and agree their version of Superman (along with Birthright) and the world and supporting characters would work best on screen.

  • Juggernaut

    THE FUCK!!!

  • Juggernaut

    Why? Honestly. What is the reason? Other than to shock us. Ugh. I’m officially irritated. Snyder is known for staying true to the source material. Now this!!!

  • kraven

    will be interesting to see the take on jenny olsen’s persona. will she be a bit of a bumbler but a sweetheart or a sharp cookie who is a bit accident prone. could be fun to watch her materialize. my only thought for a jimmy replacement could have been a drew barrymore a la charlies angels girl who snoops but screws up quite a bit.

  • Vampelle

    ohhh… what a crap!!! first changing perry white (as u can see white is in the name) and now jimmy what next lois is a lesbian???? or even transgender. lol

    if you can stay and keep the characters the same please dont make it just the way others did just to earn on the names and franchise TransFormer for one,