After watching Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice, anybody else think Zack Snyder isn’t a big fan of Superman?
Fans may recall during Man of Steel many thought Zack Snyder replaced Jimmy Olsen with Jenny Olsen; however, that turned out not to be the case.
As it turns out, Jimmy Olsen actually appears in Batman vs. Superman.
No, it’s not Scoot McNairy.
You probably missed it, but Jimmy Olsen appeared early on in Batman Vs. Superman, but wasn’t specifically mentioned by name.
Jimmy Olsen was the photographer with Lois Lane in Africa that was working for the CIA, played by Michael Cassidy.
And the photographer that was shot in the head and killed.
So Zack Snyder killed off Superman’s best friend, Jimmy Olsen.
Snyder tells EW.com:
“We just did it as this little aside because we had been tracking where we thought the movies were gonna go, and we don’t have room for Jimmy Olsen in our big pantheon of characters, but we can have fun with him, right?”
Snyder does reveal that the Batman Vs. Superman R-rated director’s cut will name-drop Jimmy Olsen.
“He comes up to her and he goes, ‘Lois Lane, I’m Jimmy Olsen, photographer, obviously … You know, I’ve been assigned to you for this mission.’ But it turns out that Jimmy Olsen is a spook for the CIA.”
It’s also learned Jesse Eisenberg was initially going to play the small role of Jimmy Olsen in order to wow the audience.
“I thought, if it were Jesse Eisenberg and he got out and he goes, ‘I’m Jimmy Olsen,’ you’d be like, oh my God, we’re gonna have Jimmy Olsen in the whole movie, right?’” Snyder says. “And then if he got shot, you’d just be like, ‘What!? You can’t do that.’”
I think it’s a shame they killed off Jimmy Olsen. In doing so, now a director down the road for another Superman movie won’t be able to use him. I haven’t been too thrilled with what Snyder has done with Superman in both his movies. I’m hoping someone that gets Superman eventually comes on board.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release directed by Zack Snyder starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.