Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel seems to have taken some liberties with regard to the character list, as IMDb currently lists actress Rebecca Buller for the role of a character named “Jenny Olsen,” with nobody being listed as Jimmy Olsen. This could be a hint that Snyder chose to gender swap the character in order to make this Superman universe his own.
If you’re thinking that it’s probably a mistake on IMDB’s side, the above image taken from the trailer shows Perry White alongside Buller fleeing the Daily Planet, which could mean that the two characters are working together.
Purists may cry foul, but honestly, Olsen has always been a tangential character in the Superman mythos that any changes (some would even say his absence) would not ruin a story too much. In fact, writers have used the character in all sorts of ridiculous ways since ever. Remember that time when he become a Turtle-themed superhero? Right.
Co-starring Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Amy Adams, Man Of Steel opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.