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Man of Steel gets two new images and a character confirmation

May. 14, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Are you giddy as all get out for MAN OF STEEL? I hope you are. I know I am. As we count down the days until June 14th, the promotional material continues to come our way.

Today we have a promo poster and an image which confirms a gender change. The poster will be used in Wal-Mart's across the country to promote the advanced tickets that will be sold on May 8th at 8AM at a store near you. Not bad, I spy some lens flair in there. The second image shows Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) and Jenny Olsen (Rebecca Buller) trying to escape danger. We've seen a similar image, but this one confirms that Jenny will indeed be the gender swap for Jimmy unless she has a twin brother.

Check out both images below.

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2:38PM on 05/16/2013

damn

laurence fishbourne is looking old as fuck. he on that morgan freeman status....as for superman, it looks good so far. i love the christopher reeves films (1 and 2 only) and this Zod seems a lot more badass than terrence stamp's ZOD
laurence fishbourne is looking old as fuck. he on that morgan freeman status....as for superman, it looks good so far. i love the christopher reeves films (1 and 2 only) and this Zod seems a lot more badass than terrence stamp's ZOD
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12:36PM on 05/15/2013
Superman is lame and this movie will be no good. If any other comic change something this much (spiderman 3/venom) everyone would be crying. Once this movie is out and everyone looses their internet hyped erection, this movie will fade away into the over dramatic ocean of all the fanboys tears.
Superman is lame and this movie will be no good. If any other comic change something this much (spiderman 3/venom) everyone would be crying. Once this movie is out and everyone looses their internet hyped erection, this movie will fade away into the over dramatic ocean of all the fanboys tears.
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12:57PM on 05/15/2013
Grammar and spelling are tough, huh?
Grammar and spelling are tough, huh?
9:58AM on 05/15/2013

I'm pumped

That is all.
That is all.
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8:45AM on 05/15/2013

Jenny Olsen...

Is there any chance - since this is another "origin" story - that maybe Jenny was working at the Daily Planet next to Perry White and perhaps died in all the destruction of Metropolis...and maybe then Jimmy was ushered onto the scene as Perry playing a "father figure" to him? Just wondering...
Is there any chance - since this is another "origin" story - that maybe Jenny was working at the Daily Planet next to Perry White and perhaps died in all the destruction of Metropolis...and maybe then Jimmy was ushered onto the scene as Perry playing a "father figure" to him? Just wondering...
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9:50AM on 05/16/2013
I'm afraid WE WON'T be so lucky !
Perry White becoming a black dude, I could go with it, but THIS... Not so much...
I'm afraid WE WON'T be so lucky !
Perry White becoming a black dude, I could go with it, but THIS... Not so much...
8:41AM on 05/15/2013
The film looks interesting, but is there a reason why they'd make Olsen a woman? Is there a 'why?' here rather than just a 'why not?' because if you're adapting something as iconic as Superman there should be a decent reason for changing important parts of the story. Now Jimmy Olsen could just be viewed as comic relief or someone to get into trouble that only Superman can get him out of, but as an established character with his own part in Superman's lore, why change it without a good reason?
The film looks interesting, but is there a reason why they'd make Olsen a woman? Is there a 'why?' here rather than just a 'why not?' because if you're adapting something as iconic as Superman there should be a decent reason for changing important parts of the story. Now Jimmy Olsen could just be viewed as comic relief or someone to get into trouble that only Superman can get him out of, but as an established character with his own part in Superman's lore, why change it without a good reason? Maybe she'll be the 'sacrificial lamb' of this film and her brother Jimmy will show up in the sequel determined to find out who Superman really is - that would be justification for the change. I'm just intrigued to know the reasons behind this.
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9:42AM on 05/15/2013
Most likely, the reason is that WB insisted that there be more female characters in the franchise, and realized that switching a minor character like Jimmy would be a quick way to accomplish that.
Most likely, the reason is that WB insisted that there be more female characters in the franchise, and realized that switching a minor character like Jimmy would be a quick way to accomplish that.
10:46AM on 05/15/2013
Jimmy didn't have a whole lot of depth to him, and there's become a "young girl who is doing what it takes to succeed in journalism" archetype in the past 15 - 20 years. Shows like The Newsroom and House of Cards are good examples of that. Everyone has seen a man filling that role for decades, and I think it resonates more with women than it does men in current times.

I think they changed it without a good reason because they didn't have a good reason not to. In the grand Superman mythos,
Jimmy didn't have a whole lot of depth to him, and there's become a "young girl who is doing what it takes to succeed in journalism" archetype in the past 15 - 20 years. Shows like The Newsroom and House of Cards are good examples of that. Everyone has seen a man filling that role for decades, and I think it resonates more with women than it does men in current times.

I think they changed it without a good reason because they didn't have a good reason not to. In the grand Superman mythos, Jimmy Olsen is an auxiliary character who Superman has to get out of a jam time and time again. Make it into Jenny Olsen and you have a brassy young woman Lois Lane can mentor and add a little more depth for the big screen.
12:30PM on 05/15/2013
I saw all of the original Superman movies when I was a child, had Superman underoos, watched the B&W George Reeves show, watched Superfriends and generally loved everything Superman. And I never think of Jimmy Olsen when I think of Superman, and would never notice if he wasn't in a movie, nevertheless think twice about there being a female in his place. that is why they changed it, because outside of a small core of people who live every detail of Superman, the majority of the film going
I saw all of the original Superman movies when I was a child, had Superman underoos, watched the B&W George Reeves show, watched Superfriends and generally loved everything Superman. And I never think of Jimmy Olsen when I think of Superman, and would never notice if he wasn't in a movie, nevertheless think twice about there being a female in his place. that is why they changed it, because outside of a small core of people who live every detail of Superman, the majority of the film going public that are necessary to make this movie a success just don't give a shit.
8:15AM on 05/15/2013
It doesn't matter to me if Olson is a man or woman. As long as the spirit of the character is there is good enough for me.
It doesn't matter to me if Olson is a man or woman. As long as the spirit of the character is there is good enough for me.
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4:38AM on 05/15/2013
It would be a cool twist if this is all actually the bizzaro superman and he slowly becomes evil during the course of the movies.
It would be a cool twist if this is all actually the bizzaro superman and he slowly becomes evil during the course of the movies.
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1:33AM on 05/15/2013
I dont mind that Jimmy Olsen is a girl, what i am a little annoyed at it that she's a not a red head
I dont mind that Jimmy Olsen is a girl, what i am a little annoyed at it that she's a not a red head
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11:37PM on 05/14/2013

Hail The King.

I've never really liked Superman, mainly because of his boyscout attitude, but I always knew he had potential. Not to mention he's the "first superhero" and has powers unparalleled by any other. From what I've seen so far, I think it's time for the Man Of Steel to reclaim his throne as the greatest superhero of all time.
I've never really liked Superman, mainly because of his boyscout attitude, but I always knew he had potential. Not to mention he's the "first superhero" and has powers unparalleled by any other. From what I've seen so far, I think it's time for the Man Of Steel to reclaim his throne as the greatest superhero of all time.
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10:39PM on 05/14/2013

If you got me....Then Whose got you??

Why is Morpheus wearing a Shirt and Tie.....and why does Neo look like Superman?
Why is Morpheus wearing a Shirt and Tie.....and why does Neo look like Superman?
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10:00PM on 05/14/2013
So will this mean that like Jimmy Olsen before her, Jenny Olsen will get to be Superman's best friend? Can I smell a love triangle in the inevitable sequel?
So will this mean that like Jimmy Olsen before her, Jenny Olsen will get to be Superman's best friend? Can I smell a love triangle in the inevitable sequel?
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10:40PM on 05/14/2013
Is Jimmy a Eunic??
Is Jimmy a Eunic??
9:55AM on 05/16/2013
Yep, fans of Turdlight will love that...
Wait, could THIS be the reason ?
(sarcasm)
Yep, fans of Turdlight will love that...
Wait, could THIS be the reason ?
(sarcasm)
9:48PM on 05/14/2013

Where's the camera

Shit's goin down and Jenny Olsen doesn't have her camera, what type of photographer is she.
Shit's goin down and Jenny Olsen doesn't have her camera, what type of photographer is she.
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10:52PM on 05/14/2013
She's a blogger, silly.
She's a blogger, silly.
9:46PM on 05/14/2013
A friend of mine said "then what's Cat Grant for?" But you know what, Jenny Olsen is fine with me. I liked Kat Dennings in Thor because it was the kid sidekick role, normally a guy's, played by a girl instead and that switched things up some.
A friend of mine said "then what's Cat Grant for?" But you know what, Jenny Olsen is fine with me. I liked Kat Dennings in Thor because it was the kid sidekick role, normally a guy's, played by a girl instead and that switched things up some.
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9:45PM on 05/14/2013
Wait, so Perry White is Superman, right? He takes off his suit and about to transform into Superman!! Haha.
Wait, so Perry White is Superman, right? He takes off his suit and about to transform into Superman!! Haha.
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10:41PM on 05/14/2013
In an alternate universe, Perry Black is white.
In an alternate universe, Perry Black is white.
1:27AM on 05/15/2013
SNAP!!
SNAP!!
9:15PM on 05/14/2013
Any fan of the old Jimmy Olsen comic knows this is not the first time Jimmy was a girl.
Any fan of the old Jimmy Olsen comic knows this is not the first time Jimmy was a girl.
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9:15PM on 05/14/2013
Enough is enough. This film just needs to come out already!
Enough is enough. This film just needs to come out already!
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9:13PM on 05/14/2013
Heh...quick google search reveals that in one Superman comic Mr. Mxyzptlk turns everyone on Earth into the opposite sex. Perry White became Penny White, Lois Lane became Louis Lane, and yes....Jimmy Olsen became Jenny Olsen.
Heh...quick google search reveals that in one Superman comic Mr. Mxyzptlk turns everyone on Earth into the opposite sex. Perry White became Penny White, Lois Lane became Louis Lane, and yes....Jimmy Olsen became Jenny Olsen.
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9:12PM on 05/14/2013
Perry White is black? Olson is a girl???? NERDRAGE!!!!! No just joking, too pumped for Man of Steel!

Perry White is black? Olson is a girl???? NERDRAGE!!!!! No just joking, too pumped for Man of Steel!

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