Jimmy Olsen’s A Girl In ‘Man of Steel’

January 22nd, 2013 // 40 Comments
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Because staging school shootings to steal our guns and making Perry White black apparently isn’t enough for Obama, Jimmy Olsen will reportedly be “Jenny Olsen” in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. And you don’t need me to say that’s PC bullshit because everyone knows comic creators had perfectly good reasons for making all their characters white men in the 1930s, so we should just stick to that and never change because flying men from space and their boyish pals are serious business. Next thing you know dames will want to vote. I won’t have it! Via io9:

A quick search over at IMDB confirms that actress Rebecca Buller will be playing a character called Jenny Olsen. And there’s no mention of Jimmy. Sure, IMDB isn’t always the most reliable of websites, but it’s worth noting. Plus, fans have already spotted the new Jimmy in the trailer, running with Laurence Fishburne, who is playing Perry White (pictured). Could this be an even bigger change than the loss of the red briefs? And what’s next?

Children born out of wedlock. That’s what’s next. I saw it in that other Superman movie where he kept peeping in windows trying to look at that skinny fellow, what’s his face? Kate Bosworth.


  1. USDA Prime McBeef

    Don’t worry, there will still be more than enough campy homoeroticism for everyone’s latentcy.

  2. grobpilot

    No one’s said “First” here in a long damn time. Let the ridicule begin……

  3. Schmidtler

    If sticking to the original story & characters isn’t the least bit important, than why not, oh idk, COME UP WITH AN ORIGINAL FARKING IDEA FOR A NEW MOVIE?!?!?!
    Sheesh, at this rate they’ll have gay dudes getting married and broads being issued driver’s licenses!

    • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

      The answer to the question why are there so few original stories/films is simple. Money is tight for the Movie-Going-Public. Less discretionary dollars to spend means the MGP is less likely to choose movie fare he’s unfamiliar with. Producers know (or more pointedly, believe) this. Therefore they’re far more inclined to risk their money on something they know (& believe the MGP knows). Even if the worst case scenario arises and it bombs, that familiarity to the MGP will ensure they recoup a decent share of their initial investment, plus it’ll likely have a greater DVD shelf life. As usual for Hollyweird, it’s all about the money. In tough economic times, they’re resorting to playing the percentages.


    Oh it won’t stop there see, they’ll make sure that Superman himself will get into situations that only Girly McGirl can get him out of because, you know, she’s a GIRL and this takes top priority when it comes to movie demographics and social engineering.

    And Superman will also probably be dumb and goofy while Jenny puts him in his place showing she’s the brains of the operation.

    Bank on it. We’re living in politically correct Girls First land (and if you don’t believe me just flip on the TV or smell the stench of what we laughingly call “pop culture” today.)

    • JC

      Mom made you put all of your action figures in the garage again, didn’t she?

    • bizarrosupe

      With that theory, then we would of seen ,” from the director of Sucker Punch…”
      Maybe Supe in this movie whips around the earth reversing time so that movie was never made?

    • You have a lot of pent up hostility in you. Maybe you should see a therapist. You don’t happen to own a gun, or your mom by any chance?

    • katie

      Your comment is evidence that we DON’T live in “Girl’s First Land”, as are these other comments from baby men who are threatened by females. WHY are you so threatened by a girl playing this role, anyway? If you like to see penises, there are still plenty of movies for you! Check out Superman Vs Spiderman XXX! You’ll love it.

  5. alex

    Why should everything have to be faithful to the original?

    As I’ve said many times, they need to re-film The Godfather with Zac Efron as Michael Corleone and Jane Lynch in the titular role. Who says the Godfather can’t be a blind lesbian woman?

  6. Juch

    Why not just skip ahead and cast Whoopi Goldberg as Superman, erm, Superperson?

  7. JC

    It’s just smart business. If I were making comic book movies, I’d replace 90% of all the male characters with women so I could cast truckloads of hot chicks.

    Or is it….SOCIALISM?!??!

  8. In defense of the reracination of Perry White, it always seems like a guy with the surname “White” turns out to be black, and a guy with the surname “Black” turns out to be white.

    (Where am I stealing this joke from? I think it’s from that episode of “All in the Family” where Demond Wilson and Cleavon Little break into the Bunkers’, but I can’t confirm it. Anyone?)

  9. Austin

    Let’s face it: Jimmy Olsen was always a bit of a girl anyway.

  10. I don’t think there is anything wrong with artistic license because it extends the longevity of great stories. That being said, how empowering can it be when works penned by men are reworked for women instead of using stories penned by women for women?

  11. So long as Lois & Jenny making out in their underwear to distract General Zod is a key scene of the movie.

  12. When are they gonna make a damn Flash movie? He’s one of the most awesome superheroes of all time!

  13. alex

    I think the big issue is that Superman and Jimmy Olsen always had a special bond and a special dynamic. Most people dont know that Jimmy had his own comic series, “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen.”

    If the new female Jimmy (or Jinny?) had the original Jimmy’s Superman signal watch, people would say, “oh she needs a man to ‘save’ her, how sexist” or maybe its because they are both men that it didn’t interfere with Superman and Lois’ relationship.

    Different isn’t always a smart move.

  14. They could make Jimmy a transsexual Filipino if the script and directing were any damn good–which they almost certainly won’t be.

  15. Smylex

    I understand the need for some change and yadda yadda but why does the world feel the need to change everything just for the sake of changing it?
    I agree with Schnidtler ealier. If they spend so much time thinking of new ways to change old things, how much more additional effort would it require to just create something new?

  16. I understand this issue becasue I wanted Django to be white. Think about it. A white guy named Django. Hilarious.

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  18. SMB

    @ Smylex & Schnidtler… what you said.
    (Schnidtler, i think you’ve been eavesdropping on some of my past rants, i’ve been saying the exact same thing for years!)

  19. mark

    Edgy – black Perry White, female Jimmy Olsen. Haha, what a bunch of crap. Christopher Reeve was Superman, this looks like a Terrence Malick movie. Not everything has to be dark. They should have learned from Iron Man and Avengers.

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