There’s a pretty interesting rumor going around, that is starting to look more and more spot on in regards to the upcoming The Man of Steel movie, and it has to do with Rule 63.

I don’t really care who scooped this story first, because just about every site who puts up a “news” story lately says they have the scoop, even though the story appeared minutes/hours/days on another site.  With that out of the way, remember this is still a rumor, as Warner Bros. has pulled the standard “no comment, f-off Stephen” that I’ve come to expect from them – it looks like Jimmy Olsen will become Jenny Olsen in the feature film.

IMDB lists Rebecca Buller as Jenny Olsen, and we’ve seen her running alongside Laurence Fishburne in the trailers that have been released, but the Internet movie site does not list Jimmy Olsen anywhere.

Jenny-Olsen-and-Perry-White-in-Man-of-Steel

Is this a big deal?  Not really, people barely made noise over the casting of Perry White, so the gender change from Jimmy to Jenny seems like a good choice.  Plus if Lois and Lana don’t work out, Superman has a new gal-pal he can hang out with.

via everyone who puts Scoop in all of their headlines

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10 Comments

  1. January 24, 2013 at 10:48 am — Reply

    If this is true, what are the chances we’ll see a gender-swapped Jimmy for a few months in the comics? Though for the movie itself, if it works, it works.

  2. January 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm — Reply

    Hey, “No comment, F-Off Stephen” is one of MY catch-phrases! Plagiarists!

  3. January 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    actually i heard a lot of really gross vitriol when Perry White was cast as a black guy, the usual awful stuff. Hearing a lot of crap about this too. But hopefully more mature minds will prevail. she is SO cute!

  4. B.V.K.
    January 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    I want to like this movie I really do, especially since its success will have a big impact on the JLA movie. Yet the more I hear about it the more craptacular it sounds.

  5. Arbor Day
    January 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Clearly they just wanted to make things easier for Axel Braun or whichever company makes the first porn parody.

  6. Christopher
    January 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm — Reply

    to very loosely paraphrase what I have heard Mr. Peterson say on several occasions, why talk negative about something you haven’t seen. I’m excited to see this regardless of the race and gender of characters. however, if it turns out Superman is some kind of alien, I’m out.

  7. DrNobody
    January 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Why not make her Cat Grant?!? Gender swapping a character… Kind of weird… Side note, not really upset about the race change on Perry… It worked for Kingpin in Daredevil… And it worked for Harvey Dent in the 1989 Batman movie… Why can’t it work for Perry White?

  8. Dan
    January 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    She looks like she could be Allison Brie’s younger sister. I approve.

  9. Oldcomicfan
    January 27, 2013 at 8:43 am — Reply

    It didn’t bother me when they cast Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury even though the character wasn’t African-American in the comic books and Jackson is too young to have led the Howling Commandos in WWII. I was more bothered by the ridiculous scar which didn’t match the scar in the comic. Why didn’t it bother me that much? Jackson is a great actor and, let’s face it, Fury was a second string character who never really mattered much. The same thing with Jimmy Olsen. I envy the younger reader who didn’t have dreadful comics like “Superman’s Best Friend Jimmy Olsen” inflicted upon them by parents who thought we’d enjoy the comic because it had a kid as the main character (or for that matter, “Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane”.) Jimmy has alway been little better than a dope and, though I enjoyed Frank Miller sticking the title of “Boy Hostage” on Robin, the Jimmy Olsen deserved the title more. I have little regard for Jimmy Olsen, so it won’t bother me if they turn him into a girl. Anything would be better than Kirby’s Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboy Legion.

  10. Dave
    January 28, 2013 at 7:22 am — Reply

    Maybe “Jenny” is just Jimmy in drag a-la some of the Silver Age stories I both cringe at and love.

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