Is Rebecca Buller Playing … ‘Jenny’ Olsen?

In the comic books, Jimmy Olsen is a short, freckle-faced photographer and best pal to Superman. Oh, and he’s a he.

Courtesy of Comic Book Movie, IMDB has listed a Rebecca Buller as playing “Jenny Olsen” in Man of Steel, and in the most recent trailer, there’s a woman who looks quite a bit like Buller running alongside Daily Planet Editor in Chief Perry White (Laurence Fishburne).

Here’s a photo of Buller and the shot from the trailer for comparison:

Naturally, this whole thing has led many to believe that Zack Snyder’s version of Jimmy Olsen is A) a girl and B) named Jenny.

There’s little doubt that the gender swap, if true, will annoy some purists (probably the same ones who were angry that Fishburne had been cast as Perry White). The move actually brings to mind Chloe Sullivan from Smallville, who initially seemed to serve in the Jimmy Olsen role (journalist + Clark Kent’s best platonic friend).

What do you think, Screen Ranters? Would Man of Steel lose anything of import as a result of turning Olsen into a lady? And what are your thoughts on Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing – or not playing – Batman in the upcoming DC movies? Let us know in the comments.

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel – starring Henry Cavill in the titular role – hits theaters June 14th, 2013.

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Sources: MTV & Comic Book Movie

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