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Old 02-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #51
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There is only one Olsen.


Don't act like you totally wouldn't want to see that movie.

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #52
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I think they missed a chance to go another way with the character - not simply superficial aspects like gender, but in true characterization. Allstar Superman style.

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #53
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #54
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If they go through with this then they must use 867-5309 in the movie.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #55
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I'm a bit miffed with it. But it doesn't bother me as much now.

It's probably a change to keep things in a more serious tone.

Jimmy is a comic relief character, a silly little boy more or less. Change into female will probably negate that.
Jenny will probably be Perry's assistant or something. Jimmy was just an ass kisser lol
This is incredibly telling.

The idea that Jenny Olsen "will probably be Perry White's assistant or something" is inherently sexist and kind of makes me want this to be an actual Jenny Olsen even more.

These comics go back a ways, gang. Back to a time where what Rodrigo said would've been the only logical conclusion for a female supporting character.

Jenny Olsen could and should be every bit the "anything for a shot" go-getter confidant photog we would hope the character was if it were Called Jimmy and was a man.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:51 PM   #56
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It'd be an eyebrow-raiser to me, to be sure, but not one that would likely bother me too terribly much.

What WOULD bother me is if they pull the "Jimmy's sibling/cousin/whatever" schtick with her, though. "Smallville" might have gotten away with that, but that doesn't mean it should be repeated.

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #57
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The woman we’re calling “Jenny” is, apparently, a Chicago-based theater actor. No doubt, she’s very talented - but she’s not a “name.” For Jimmy (or even Jenny) Olsen, I suspect they would have cast someone better known. Ergo, she’s not Jenny.

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #58
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I think for this movie to really be progressive that Jenny should actually be a Transwoman.

That is, her former name was Jimmy, and now she has been living as a woman for several years, is taking hormones, and well into the Pre-Opp phase, and currently saving up for surgery.

There.

Now everybody is happy.

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #59
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Like the big name they got to play Bucky in Captain America, right? Or hey, what about the last guy playing Olsen! There's a name you can easily remem... Wait.

Um.

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #60
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I think for this movie to really be progressive that Jenny should actually be a Transwoman.

That is, her former name was Jimmy, and now she has been living as a woman for several years, is taking hormones, and well into the Pre-Opp phase, and currently saving up for surgery.

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Like the big name they got to play Bucky in Captain America, right? Or hey, what about the last guy playing Olsen! There's a name you can easily remem... Wait.

Um.
Well, in the context of - specifically - the MOS casting, even the smaller roles are filled by relatively known actors (Meloni, Schiff, Lennix, Zurer, Traue). And even if Jimmy/Jenny gets consigned to not much more than a cameo this time, the production has sort of committed itself to the actor for possible sequels (where, it might be assumed, the DP gets more screentime). But you never know. Perhaps this will be Rebecca Buller’s (I looked up her name) big break. I wish her luck.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #62
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #63
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Maybe she dies and Jimmy will take her place in the sequels.

I don't see Clark, Lois, Perry, Martha dying here. Maybe they thought the movie needed an emotional death besides the death of Jonathan which seems pretty much a given now. So Jenny is created for this purpose alone, that's why she got screen time in trailers, she could be a cute and charismatic minor character that will have enough screentime to makes us care for her death.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #64
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I hope not.....do we even know for sure this girl is playing Jenny Olson?

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #65
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Keep the girl.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:35 PM   #66
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Honestly, for the first movie, I have no issue with "Jenny", so long as there is mention of Jimmy in someway and that in future films Jimmy is included

Jimmy is probably about to start high school or in his 3 to last year of high school when Clark joins the Daily Planet (the end of Man Of Steel probably) so it makes sense for him to not be there at the moment

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #67
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I dunno. For me, I don't think a Jenny Olson would work because the whole point of the character to me is that he is Superman/Clark's only true guy friend and what that says about Supes. Where Metropolis Clark and Jimmy are portrayed as a couple of nerdy guys who share nerdy interests, it goes a long way to humanizing Supes. It suggests that nerdy, glasses Clark is a true part of Superman's character because he would rather send his time off hanging out with Jimmy. I'm not saying that men can't have true female friends, I have plenty. But the relationship is different I think. However, I'm open-minded. It all depends on how they interpret the character.

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Um.
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Maybe she dies and Jimmy will take her place in the sequels.

I don't see Clark, Lois, Perry, Martha dying here. Maybe they thought the movie needed an emotional death besides the death of Jonathan which seems pretty much a given now. So Jenny is created for this purpose alone, that's why she got screen time in trailers, she could be a cute and charismatic minor character that will have enough screentime to makes us care for her death.
We know Jonathan Kent Is going to die???

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He was the best part of SR.
That's what I've always said. They should have just named that movie Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen.

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Jenny? Why? Should be Jimmy. Live it. Love it. Learn it...UNLESS they cast Angelina Jole as Jenny .....

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WTF is up with those covers?.

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Having hate for Jenny Olsen is ridiculous.

As is accusing any diversification as "being PC." Changing race and genders of things that were made when everything was white men only and is now supposed to be happening in modern times makes sense on fourteen different levels. It'd be dumb to have a bunch of white guys (and Lois) just cuz 'that's how they did it in the 30s.'

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