‘Man of Steel’ Switches Genders with Jimmy Olsen Becoming Jenny Olsen

Rebecca Buller is reportedly playing a female version of the iconic DC Comics photojournalist in Zack Snyder's revisionist take on the material.
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‘Man of Steel’ Switches Genders with Jimmy Olsen Becoming Jenny Olsen

We know that Man of Steel will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, and Michael Shannon as Zod. One comic book character we haven't heard anything about is Jimmy Olsen, the photojournalist who works with Clark at The Daily Planet in the DC Comics. Today, an interesting theory has developed that Jimmy Olsen is being changed to Jenny Olsen for Man of Steel. Actress Rebecca Buller is listed as Jenny Olsen on the Man of Steel IMDB page, where there is no listing for Jimmy Olsen. There is also this blurry image from the trailer that shows a woman who appears to be Rebecca Buller running from an exploding building with Laurence Fishburne's Perry White, the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Planet. Take a look at the photo, along with one of the actress' headshots for comparison, then read on for more information.

Man of Steel Trailer Photo

Rebecca Buller Headshot

Warner Bros. has not confirmed that Jenny Olsen is in fact replacing Jimmy Olsen in Man of Steel, although there is one other minor character change we do know about. Back in November, actor Michael Shannon revealed he does not say the classic line "Kneel before Zod" in Man of Steel. Of course, that isn't as drastic of a change as switching a character's gender. It is completely possible that Jenny Olsen is totally unrelated to the Jimmy Olsen character. We'll have to wait until June to find out for sure. Rebecca Buller's only other acting credit is a guest-starring stint on the short-lived NBC drama The Playboy Club.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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