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What Jenny Olsen Tells Us About Man Of Steel

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 22:57

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5227:]]Director Zack Snyder has already said he is taking his Superman in a different direction for his new movie, the Man of Steel.

There's Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, there's Henry Cavill who is going to be a more physical Superman, not to mention the costume change, a sense of realism to the movie, and tons of action that's hinted on Krypton, Smallville and Metropolis.

The latest change to come about is that apparently Jimmy Olsen is no more, replaced by Jenny Olsen played by Rebecca Buller.

Now, most likely this isn't a change just for the sake of it or to add in a more politically correct character to balance out the cast, what it does is change the dynamic of Clark Kent and Superman.

Who is Jimmy Olsen? He's Superman's pal when he gets to Metropolis. In a sense, Jimmy Olsen humanizes Clark Kent by giving him a friend. As we saw in Superman Returns -- someone he can go out and have a beer with.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5242:]]So what does a female Jenny Olsen tell us?

It tells us that Superman will even be more alienated than ever, which seems to be a big theme in the movie.

A synopsis for the movie tells us as much, "Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination."

Zack Snyder seems to be giving us a Superman more alien than previous movies and one more alien to audience as well, which is a good thing as it presents a fresh, yet familiar approach. It seems there are a lot of details available about Superman and what he's up against, but what about Clark Kent? We know he goes on some sort of journey for discover, again emphasizing how alienated Clark Kent is to not only the world, but himself. We'll have to wait and see more about what Snyder has planned for Clark Kent, but the trailer apparently gave us a peek at Rebecca Buller as she is seen running away with Perry White (left).

Buller's role remains to be seen, as in the previous movies and comics Jimmy Olsen has had almost a slapstick comedic role. With Snyder's more realistic approach, how will Jenny Olsen be featured?

And will you miss Jimmy Olsen?


Man of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Michael Shannon as Zod, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Coster as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General SwanwickAntje Traue as Faora and Aylet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van.

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