Man of Steel: Jenny Olsen is NOT A Female Jimmy

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A new report out suggests that while Jenny Olsen will indeed appear in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, it won't--as has previously been reported--be as a gender-swapped version of longtime Superman supporting cast member Jimmy Olsen. "What I can tell you though, via my source close to the movie, is that Jenny will NOT be replacing Jimmy in the movie. Jenny will be Jimmy's sister," wrote Jake Lester at CBM. "There will even be a reference to Jimmy in the movie, although I was not told what it is.When I asked what Jenny's job in Man Of Steel would be, I was simply told 'No comment.'" The absence of a Jimmy Olsen on camera and the use of a suspiciously similar name led many fans to speculate that Jimmy had been replaced with a female character, making some fans quite irate, but apparently it was all premature. This isn't the first time that there's been some sibling confusion in the Olsen household. On Smallville, of course, actor Aaron Ashmore played Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen, a Daily Planet photographer and friend to Lois and Clark. Over the years, many fans noted that he seemed too old to be "Jimmy Olsen," traditionally known as a younger character than the rest of Superman's cast. That issue was resolved when he was killed at the end of season eight of the series; it was later revealed that Jimmy had a younger brother named James Bartholomew Olsen, who would turn out to be the Jimmy Olsen with whom fans are famliar.