It looks like Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent's colleague at the Daily Planet newspaper, has turned into a girl for the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Russell Crowe as Jor-El, the movie lists a Jenny Olsen in the credits at IMDb, played by a beautiful young newcomer named Rebecca Buller (pictured at left). Jenny can be seen in the trailer, running down a street with Laurence Fishburne, who plays newspaper Editor-in-Chief Perry White. What do you think of this gender-bending casting? Should they have hired an actor or is it about time parts were rewritten so more actresses could get jobs? Tell us below:

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  1. Mauro on January 24, 2013 10:53 AM

    NOT BAD AT ALL !!!!!!

  2. jim bean on January 24, 2013 11:13 AM

    I think it's fine but I have a feeling that most of the hardcore comic fans (i am a comic reader myself but I want to see how this pans out) won't like it.

  3. jim bean on January 24, 2013 11:14 AM

    although I'd like to see how it works with having both her and Lois in the office. Maybe they'll both have feelings for Clark or something.

  4. Rich Clement on January 24, 2013 11:15 AM

    The things we hate most about comic book adaptations is that they change things that don't need to change! You can add a new female character but why change Jimmy????

  5. Jackson on January 24, 2013 11:20 AM

    I've seen several movies where a woman is played by a man in drag and I'm like what? It's not fooling anyone. At least they're not calling her Jimmy and dressing her up like a guy. And yeah, she's kinda gorgeous. Nice change from a goofy Jimmy.

  6. Snepts on January 24, 2013 11:44 AM

    Actually, there was a Superman comic where the Daily Planet's cub reporter went undercover as a girl, so maybe they're borrowing from that storyline.

  7. Charles M. on January 24, 2013 11:50 AM

    Jimmy Olsen as a GIRL???!!! What kind of mental defective would make a decision that goes so far against canon it's insane???!!! What have Zack Snyder, David S. Goyer, and Christopher Nolan been smoking???!!!

  8. Nobody Important on January 24, 2013 12:03 PM

    They're probably smoking all of their cash Charles M, from the stockpiles they have and which you'll be contributing to in about - oh - 4 months time or so?

  9. Snepts on January 24, 2013 12:32 PM

    If THAT's the new Jimmy Olsen, he's a heck of a lot sexier than the new Lois Lane!

  10. C-Dub on January 24, 2013 2:21 PM

    I totally agree with Snepts.
    But it's a lesser character (Jenny Olsen maybe lol) so I will see how it pans out. I agree the movies should stick to the comics, which is that created the fantasy world in the first place. The only changes should be better stories.

  11. the original N.I. /Nobody Important/ on January 24, 2013 3:23 PM

    Nobody Important on January 24, 2013 12:03 PM They're probably smoking all of their cash Charles M, from the stockpiles they have and which you'll be contributing to in about - oh - 4 months time or so?
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    GET YOUR OWN ALIAS !!!!!

  12. mark on January 24, 2013 6:31 PM

    horrible ,they should stick to the comics and books ,i got a feeling it will be a total flop

  13. j on January 24, 2013 7:35 PM

    it is from the comics from the earth one storyline back in the 70's where she was called jenny olsen besides if they can kill jimmy in smallville ( he was killed by doomsday) it proves you dont have to follow a certain path of a storyline

  14. Christopher King on January 24, 2013 8:04 PM

    Sorry, but there are more than sufficient number of strong female characters that are already part of Superman's life in comics.
    It's a joke if Jimmy Olsen is gender-changed, just like dropping Clark Kent's marriage to Lois Lane in favour of his dating Wonder Woman in the new 52 is

  15. Suneagle on January 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    Man they already have a script. The comic books the tv cartoons and now you want to still reinvent the wheel? Seriously? Jimmy was a guy not a girl but hey she's hot lol!

  16. steve c on January 24, 2013 10:45 PM

    does jimmy have a sister by any chance?

  17. Brittnee on January 25, 2013 11:43 AM

    I love Jimmy Olsen, but I think having a girl in the film could be a great touch. Or better yet, why not keep Jimmy and add Jenny Olsen too. They could be siblings, working together at the DP...that could get interesting!!

  18. Sparky on January 25, 2013 6:52 PM

    The characters sex is not pivotal in the story so it being male or female does not matter. I hope she just does a good job.

  19. Sparky on January 25, 2013 6:53 PM

    I disagree with Brittnee, for Jimmy and Jenny to DP would be incestous and gross!

  20. mitch on January 25, 2013 10:26 PM

    oes this mean Lewis Lane?

  21. Gwen on January 26, 2013 2:34 PM

    Don't mess with tradition. Will Superman become female, gay or transgender next? I think not. The parts were originally written that way for a reason and should stay that way.

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