A new rumor suggests that Superman character Jimmy Olsen—a young photographer who works with both Clark Kent and Superman—may become a woman in the newest Superman movie, Man of Steel.
Director Zack Snyder has already shown a willingness to make unconventional casting choices with this movie. Amy Adams, who plays Lois Lane, caused a bit of a stir when she stepped out in red hair instead of the more traditional brown. More drastically, the selection of [Laurence] Fishburne as Perry attracted some attention because the character has typically been portrayed as caucasian across comic books, television shows, cartoons, and films.
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