Jimmy/Jenny - where do you stand?

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  1. DavidTyler Registered

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    With the leaked info that Jimmy Olsen may be changed to a character called Jenny Olsen .... how do you all feel about that?

    Myself, my enthusiasm has diminished a little. I like the character of Jimmy and wanted to see that character fixed as were the others.

    In my mind, the best way to portray jimmy is a mix of the animated series and Justin Whalin from 'Lois & Clark'. I thought Snyder might have taken this opportunity to finally give us that kind of Jimmy.

    A little dissapointed but I'm only speaking for myself.

    So - how about the rest of you?
     
  2. nouan Registered

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    I find that I don't give a **** about Jimmy or Jenny...
     
  3. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    If it is indeed the alternative "Jimmy" as opposed to some sort of relative, then yeah, I'm slightly disappointed. She's a girl, ok, but that she "has" to be of ethnic background is just irritating, but I can only hope they're not trying to be over-politically correct.
     
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    Disppionting of Jimmy is changed to jenny.If they wanted to fix the charcter simply potray him Earth one style-that is the most aweosme jimmy ever
     
  5. Glassjaw In training

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    I would've liked to have seen the Earth One Jimmy on screen, thought he fit nicely into the whole story and he had a good dynamic with that Lois. If this Jenny actually turns out to be a great addition and works well then fair enough it paid off, but I'll be annoyed if they did change the character and it went on to do nothing interesting.
     
  6. Boy Scout Registered

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    1) I think it's a ******** rumor that shouldn't be taken seriously.

    2) Assuming there is a character named "Jenny Olsen" is the film, I believe it's far likelier that she's a relative of Jimmy's.

    3) If they have indeed changed "Jimmy" to "Jenny," then it's a stupid, unnecessary change.
     
  7. Dr. From parts unknown

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    I say... this thread will get merged. ;)
     
  8. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    Jimmy Olsen has long been a crossdresser, therefore this does not surprise me.
     
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    Personally I'm not that interested in this character to be interested in its sex, I just want him/her to fit right in the movie and be performed well.

    So, if this is indeed true, I wouldn't be upset. Actually, I won't be surprised if "Jenny Olsen" turned out to be the best "Jimmy Olsen" for many.
     
  10. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    If she is a replacement for Jimmy then I'm fine with that
     
  11. the last son Registered

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    could care less. this film has much more things to worry about than minor characters like jimmy
     
  12. Nemeres Easy, miss. I've got you.

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    I stand in the "I would hate it" camp, that's where I stand.

    Jimmy serves a purpose, or at least he can serve one. Jimmy's his pal, his confidant, his male bud. Making him a girl invites speculation for a possible love triangle or something of the sort, and when you've got Lana in the picture, it seems pretty useless, and a waste of a perfectly good character.

    Plus, there's plenty of cool stuff you can do with a photographer that follows Superman around and gets into dangerous situations. Personally, I have this conception of an "edgier" Jimmy who's a go-getter freelance photojournalist travelling the world and awkwardly documenting armed conflicts and stuff like that, and I refuse to give it up unless they present something better. The Jenny from the trailer seemed like a secretary or something, from the way she was dressed. Again, a waste of a character. It would be a self-indulgent alteration done just for the hell of it, from the "Look, I'm such a great writer that I can change anything I want and you'll still love it" kind. I'm praying she's Jimmy's sister or cousin.
     
  13. ConnorKon-El Amateur Film Nerd

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    I don't give a ****.
    Lol
     
  14. Greeneyes The World Isn't Ready

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    Grabbed my jeans, Jimmy screamed, Jenifa, oh Jenny

    No more I dispatch, was it Jimmy had met his match?
    Or could it be the realization all girls owned a Jenny?
     
  15. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    Sorry but people I've heard people saying Jimmy and Clark can't be friends if Jimmy's a girl, common it's the modern age guys and girls can be just good friends. Infact I have many female friends who are really good friends so I don't see the problem.
     
  16. The Shield It's really Happening!

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    I honestly don't mind Jimmy being a female as long as its a female version of the same character and not just a girl in a vacant spot for the sake of being different. I like the cool jimmy version myself that will do anything to get the perfect photograph.
     
  17. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    Spot on :up:
     
  18. mclay18 Registered

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    I'm fine with the possible change. It doesn't bother me, although I was slightly disappointed at the start.
     
  19. GreenKToo In the fire

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    Dnt really care if its jimmy jenny or rupaul.
     
  20. Rodrigo90 Wink wink ;)

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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
     
  21. Kal-El.9859 Trust No One

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    I'm still Jenny from the block...
     
  22. B [insert witty comment]

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    Honestly, I'm not really that bothered Jimmy/Jenny Olsen, it makes no difference to me.

    It sort of falls in the same sort of discussion category as Laurence Fishburne playing Perry White in my opinion with the talking point being that he is black & in every previous incarnation of the character both live action/comic the character is white.

    However my opinion on this sort of falls in the same category, while they are important characters to an extent in the Superman story, I don't consider them important enough that things cannot change with the character in particular in regards to appearance, white/black/male/female/multicolour or indifferent.. makes no difference to me so long as the character itself is somewhat still in the same realm as it always has been.

    If Jimmy is actually Jenny, given that typically Jimmy sort of looks up to/tries to impress Clark, it would be interesting to see how they plan to handle that if Jimmy becomes Jenny meaning it could come off kinda bad if she seemingly comes across as being attracted to Clark & he kinda blows it off.. they could flip it & have Jenny look up to Lois..
     
  23. Nemeres Easy, miss. I've got you.

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    I know Jimmy's been that for the longest time, but he doesn't always have to be that, he can be more. Gordon was absolutely useless in the Burton/Schumacher batfilms, but you take the Nolan trilogy and you can't imagine it without him. That's what I'd like with Jimmy. But even if they don't make him important, they shouldn't just assume they can throw him in the bin because nobody likes him. If Jenny's a great character, great, keep her, but they can have both.
     
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    I don't care. Jimmy is lame as it is might as well turn him into eye candy. :oldrazz:
     
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    Glad they basically got rid of the character.
     

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