Jimmy Olsen a girl in new Superman movie?

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 • January 24, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

    NOT BAD AT ALL !!!!!!

  2. jim bean • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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. • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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/ • 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?

  12. mark • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • January 24, 2013 @ 10:45 PM

    does jimmy have a sister by any chance?

  17. Brittnee • 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 • 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 • January 25, 2013 @ 6:53 PM

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

  20. mitch • January 25, 2013 @ 10:26 PM

    oes this mean Lewis Lane?

  21. Gwen • 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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