Originally Posted by Octoberist
Jimmy is a hard one to cast because in the end, it's a meaningful but also a thankless role. No disrespect towards the character but you can't just hired dudes like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Anton Yelchin, Michael Cera or even Jaimie Bell because it would be a waste of talent. Especially for Leviitt, who is too big for a role like this. Hell, he would be a great hero on his own one day.
I'd say it's a great role for an unknown or a guy who's an up-and-commer for sure.
I don't think it would be a waste of talent at all actually to hire JGL or Yelchin as Jimmy Olsen.
Getting a solid supporting cast and ensemble would be a plus for the Superman film.
JGL would probably add some much needed umph to the Olsen role, and I have no doubt he would be the best Jimmy Olsen we would have seen onscreen ever!
Imagine Anne Hathaway as Lois Lane, Gordon-Levitt as Jimmy Olsen and Armie Hammer as Clark Kent/Superman?
Kick ass and FTW!