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LibidoLoca 07-27-2013 11:53 PM

The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
The happy go-lucky friend of Superman. And Jenny is not an Olsen as confirmed by Deborah Snyder.

batman44 07-27-2013 11:56 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Joseph Mazzello

LibidoLoca 12-01-2013 08:42 PM

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Bump

Tra-El 12-01-2013 08:44 PM

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Bored, so a quick thought. Just playing with ideas:

What if Jimmy is a struggling photographer for the DP's rival, the Daily Star but is canned for not coming up with the big one and is considered a laughing stock of his field, living from pay to pay and struggling to make money to eat. He walks around everywhere snapping pictures, being a pest and even was once kicked out of the Daily Planet for trespassing around the building at late hours.

Jimmy would be the one that courageously and accidentally snaps the first picture of "The Bat" in Metropolis and sends an anonymous letter to Lois, where they eventually meet in secret for the rights to own the photo, where he then shockingly shows Lois pictures he took of her flirting and getting close with "the guy that looks an awful lot like Superman" . This forces Lois to talk hard for Jimmy into getting hired as a free-lance photographer at the Planet where the audience assumes he would know Clark is Superman, where it's never said or acknowledged. He would be more of a secondary character from that point forward (like Lombard) who would just be present in the DP scenes in the background or hovering around Clark's desk.

charl_huntress 12-01-2013 08:57 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tra-El (Post 27317741)
Bored, so a quick thought. Just playing with ideas:

What if Jimmy is a struggling photographer for the DP's rival, the Daily Star but is canned for not coming up with the big one and is considered a laughing stock of his field, living from pay to pay and struggling to make money to eat. He walks around everywhere snapping pictures, being a pest and even was once kicked out of the Daily Planet for trespassing around the building at late hours.

Jimmy would be the one that courageously and accidentally snaps the first picture of "The Bat" in Metropolis and sends an anonymous letter to Lois, where they eventually meet in secret for the rights to own the photo, where he then shockingly shows Lois pictures he took of her flirting and getting close with "the guy that looks an awful lot like Superman" . This forces Lois to talk hard for Jimmy into getting hired as a free-lance photographer at the Planet where the audience assumes he would know Clark is Superman, where it's never said or acknowledged. He would be more of a secondary character from that point forward (like Lombard) who would just be present in the DP scenes in the background or hovering around Clark's desk.

That's pretty interesting. I'm not sure what I want for Jimmy. I don't know if I want him to be younger and green, or more experienced and older. Jimmy has always been kind of the comic relief for most incarnations, so I'm not sure what I want from this "modern" version. I'm not sure what he should be tbh.

Tra-El 12-01-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by charl_huntress (Post 27317833)
That's pretty interesting. I'm not sure what I want for Jimmy. I don't know if I want him to be younger and green, or more experienced and older. Jimmy has always been kind of the comic relief for most incarnations, so I'm not sure what I want from this "modern" version. I'm not sure what he should be tbh.

Yeah, it's tough. I think he should have his big moment, though. Whatever it would be and then be a side character, if that, the rest of the franchise.

Maybe the scene where he gets the shot of the Bat, who hasn't been seen before, after being ruffed up and bullied in a dark alley (having something in common with Clark at his age) and gets thrown to the ground. When he gets thrown to the ground, his camera goes off and the bullies run away. When Jimmy checks his camera to see if it's alright, right in the corner is a figure dressed up as a bat, blurry since the flash caught something else, but it's there.

I think that would be a cool introduction and a good Jimmy moment and then move on.

WinterAssassinR 12-01-2013 09:07 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Topher Grace could be a good Jimmy Olsen.

http://www.filmjackets.com/FILM_JACK...rGrace-001.jpg

Tra-El 12-01-2013 09:10 PM

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^DAMN! That's about as good of a casting as you could get. WELL DONE WinterAssassinR! Well done.

Bathead 12-01-2013 09:19 PM

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Topher Grace is too old now for Olsen.

NosfeRomas 12-01-2013 09:26 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Logan Lerhman could make a good Jimmy but i don't know if we need him in the films.

The more i look at Grace and the more i see him act i am convinced he should have been Spiderman in the Raimi films.

charl_huntress 12-01-2013 09:27 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Okay I have a question for you guys. How would you feel about a non-white Jimmy. I'm thinking not someone black, but maybe Hispanic or even Asian. Does Jimmy have to be white? Would people lose their **** if they made this change?

WinterAssassinR 12-01-2013 09:29 PM

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You know what, you're right, Bathead. Just looked up photos of him from this year and he does look too old. The only reason I thought about him as Jimmy because I watched Spider-Man 3 last week.

Lencho01 12-01-2013 11:17 PM

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Aren't Clark and Jimmy about the same age now in the comics? They might go that route.

Rorschach2012 12-01-2013 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by batman44 (Post 26485213)
Joseph Mazzello

This actually makes sense. Someone suggested Mazzello for Aquaman and I thought it was a ridiculous idea. He's much more suited to Jimmy Olsen

Rorschach2012 12-01-2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by charl_huntress (Post 27317991)
Okay I have a question for you guys. How would you feel about a non-white Jimmy. I'm thinking not someone black, but maybe Hispanic or even Asian. Does Jimmy have to be white? Would people lose their **** if they made this change?

Chris Rock was cast as Jimmy for Tim Burton's Superman movie.

And no one would care if he were black, but it'd be weird since they already made Perry black.

Comic fans are cool with changing the races of minor characters, but when you change the race of a major character for no reason (Human Torch), then they get pissed.

But in the case where the actor is perfect for the role (Kingpin), comic fans are cool with it.

charl_huntress 12-01-2013 11:39 PM

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But what would be the reason for keeping Jimmy white?

Lencho01 12-01-2013 11:45 PM

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To actually have a red headed Jimmy. But, since they made Lois a redhead...

The Valeyard 12-02-2013 12:00 AM

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Jimmy and Robin... in a Superman and Batman film.



They might as well use this comic for inspiration.


http://www.tomheroes.com/images4/com...nest%20195.jpg

Airwings 12-02-2013 12:37 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rorschach2012 (Post 27318593)
This actually makes sense. Someone suggested Mazzello for Aquaman and I thought it was a ridiculous idea. He's much more suited to Jimmy Olsen

He would be good in the role. But isn't it such an obvious choice? It's like casting De Niro as a mafia boss.

Mazzello as Aquaman is on the other hand a more interesting way to go. And I wouldn't be so sure that he hasn't any hidden "water superhero" qualities deep down.

LEVITIKUZ 12-02-2013 12:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by WinterAssassinR (Post 27317907)
Topher Grace could be a good Jimmy Olsen.

http://www.filmjackets.com/FILM_JACK...rGrace-001.jpg

Well we already have Daredevil as Batman, why not Venom as Jimmy Olsen?

charl_huntress 12-02-2013 01:44 PM

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Meh...not really feeling Topher.

In my mind Jimmy should look something like this.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ustin_Chon.jpg

The Valeyard 12-02-2013 01:48 PM

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An Asian nerd?

Even though that's kind of stereotypical, "Olsen" isn't an Asian surname.


I'd rather they just keep Jimmy's race from the comics. They already changed Perry. No need for overkill.

charl_huntress 12-02-2013 01:50 PM

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He could be adopted.

Meh...I think Jimmy shouldn't be white. The red hair and all that is just silly. I don't think I've seen a red head Jimmy outside of the comics in a while.

The Valeyard 12-02-2013 01:57 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
White doesn't mean redhead.


In fact, I'm all for them casting a dark-haired Caucasian Jimmy. Mainly because Adam's Lois is already a red-head.

Guys like Logan Lerman should be considered. Though he'd be great as Robin/Nightwing too.


IMO, the fact that we have Jenny AND Grayson/Nightwing in this film, makes the inclusion of Jimmy superfluous and unnecessary.

I don't believe he'll be introduced in this film.

charl_huntress 12-02-2013 02:00 PM

Re: The Jimmy Olsen Casting Thread
 
Jenny? Who is this person?

I think you need Jimmy in this film because he's a core Superman character and Supes is at the DP. He's not superfluous. He could serve a purpose or just be for comic relief. Whatever reason he is used I think he should be non-white. The fact they did it with Perry is irrelevant. I just think as a character for this universe he shouldn't be white.


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