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