Poll Question:

Does it bother you that they are changing the sex of Jimmy Olsen in MAN OF STEEL?

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RyGoR - 1/23/2013, 9:52 PM

Nuff said. :)
BlakeUsmcVet - 1/23/2013, 10:03 PM
Agreed with RyGoR
thebearjew - 1/23/2013, 10:03 PM
LP4 - 1/23/2013, 10:07 PM
I find it funny. It's alwaaaays poor Jimmy boy ;P
thebearjew - 1/23/2013, 10:19 PM
^^ poor kid ^^
LP4 - 1/23/2013, 10:22 PM

Jimmy always gets the short end of the stick
thebearjew - 1/23/2013, 10:34 PM
i would actually consider jenny olsen to be a different character diff name sex .... itd be cool if that was like his cousin or something idk
LP4 - 1/23/2013, 11:00 PM
Sorry indigobolt, but i just can't argue with sKeemAn's logic ;D
Tevii - 1/24/2013, 2:12 AM
It amazes me how easily people sell out. We can get boobs anywhere and we can add new characters for diversity. But hey, let's just destroy a brand, an icon's mythology and a legacy with stupid things like this and Perry White being black.

It also amazes me how disposable they have made any white male characters in Hollywood and in comics. Lets make everything women and black guys what the hell
BubbaDude - 1/24/2013, 3:30 AM
Waitaminit....how about making them all black chicks with big boobies??

I'm all for it
NoAssemblyReqd - 1/24/2013, 4:00 AM
Superman has been done a hundred different ways, with some believing the definitive version was the 1978 movie. So, I think Nolan and Snyder have a pass to shake things up bit.

I felt that Nolan's DARK KNIGHT series would have been the definitive Batman, until he went and screwed with a much more important part of the myth -- that of Dick Grayson as Robin.
SmokedTheBoss - 1/24/2013, 4:07 AM
"You gotta find yourself a girl mate."
CaptainPresley - 1/24/2013, 4:14 AM
What happened to all the cries to "STICK TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL!"?
I find it weird that Jimmy Olsen looks like Lois Lane and Lois looks like Jimmy.
Grimfoe - 1/24/2013, 4:52 AM

Wow. As soon as someone disagrees with you they're racist and sexist.

Maybe we just don't like the idea of the character changing dynamics as drastically as they are. Jimmy Olsen was the ultimate fanboy. It gave an interesting perspective to have Clark around him day in and day out. It allowed Clark to see how Superman is viewed by a fan without being the direct target of that adoration. Having Jimmy become Jenny does change that dynamic. There are other characters that could bring this new dynamic to the movie without this PC destruction of an existing character.

That said, I could give two craps about Perry being black. In the case of that character, it really seems not to matter. I don't see how race is significant one way or the other. I felt more or less the same way about Nick Fury. Someone like Luke Cage, the Falcon, Batman, etc. would be too drastic of a change as those are characters that are identified more with their race.
Super12 - 1/24/2013, 5:38 AM
@grimfoe - you nailed it. Perry White being black? Eh, a little different but nothing major at all. That's fine. Lois lane a red head? Ok it's starting to change the classic look of a much more famous character but its just her hair. I can live with that. No Jimmy Olsen?? Well that's just...that's just sad! Changing someone from white to black doesn't really change that character. Changing them from make to female? Completely different person. If they felt they needed more females they should just make up a new character instead of ousting a favorite like Jimmy. (Side note: I really liked the Jimmy in Superman Returns. Thought he was great)

And no, getting upset that someone is a different race or gender does not necessarily mean they are racist/sexist. It can, but usually doesnt. it just means they are a devoted fan albeit a little too shortsighted probably.
Facade - 1/24/2013, 5:43 AM
She's so much hotter than Amy Adams, so either Superman is gay or he has low self esteem in Snyder's MOS if he goes for Lois over Jimmy (er, Jenny).
xstryker - 1/24/2013, 6:21 AM
White males are so disposable that they make up like 90% of the starring roles in Hollywood. The stupid, it hurts.

With Jenny Olsen and Lois Lane, this movie might actually pass the Bechdel test, unlike Avengers, The Dark Knight Returns, and Amazing Spiderman).

Bechdel test: Movie must have 1. At least two (named) female characters 2. Who at some point talk to each other 3. About something other than men.
JohnnyKrypton - 1/24/2013, 6:32 AM
Um, screw the Bechdel Test, it's irrelevant and so is your reasoning. Jimmy Olsen is a preexisting character- this is not changing skin color, it's a whole new character.
mrHJK - 1/24/2013, 6:50 AM
Jimmy hasn't really been Superman's pal in any adaption (maybe like the first season of Lois & Clark, but not even then)...
AbeVigoda - 1/24/2013, 7:49 AM
I was born a white male, therefore I can't really complain that Hollywood changes the race/sex of some fictional characters.

I already hit the genetic lottery, so I don't mind if they choose to 'throw a bone' to other ethnic groups every once in a while to keep them calm.
FightmasterNoel - 1/24/2013, 7:52 AM
i dont think hes athrow away charector but i voted number 3 anyways,cuase im not gonna let a side charector (Prominate and important or not) ruin the film fer me.
xstryker - 1/24/2013, 9:10 AM
@JohnnyKrypton and so too is your opinion irrelevant. You're getting Jenny Olsen whether you like it or not.
thebearjew - 1/24/2013, 10:23 PM
AbeVigoda what you said is just stupid and i pandering to portion of he audience that are minorities
thebearjew - 1/24/2013, 10:28 PM
@Tevii I completley agree with you plus it, it is really just pandering to minorities and women quite frankly im not really mad about this particularly bcuz jenny if that really is the characters name is a different character so it actually makes sense in a way but for perry white to just change race that doesnt make sense ive never witnessed someone just change ethnicity before hell they coulda just made a different editor for the daily planet maybe martin smith atleast that makes sense

maybe theyre just saving jimmy for the sequel??
thebearjew - 1/24/2013, 10:39 PM
@NoAssemblyReqd id like to counter your point in saying that they screwd robin in tdkr that wasnt robin the sidekick hero that was just a cop who hadthe first name robin ive known robins (people named robin not dick, tim, jason or damian)
DioFoRio - 1/25/2013, 12:31 PM
mechanical web-shooters on Obama
PeterParker1991 - 1/26/2013, 4:30 PM
FightmasterNoel - 1/28/2013, 11:19 AM
IM [frick]ING TIRED OF SEXISTS AND RACISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And im not talking about those that are bothered by the changes but those that are attacking people that are bothered by it, and calling them racist and/or sexsist. Its not racist to want it to stick to the source material. I dont think race really matters as much but for some people i can see that being that it does kinda seem like superhero movies are being really racist. Not by not having enough other ethnic groups but by making a point to change the sex of a charector,and use the black version of another. Just to "add diversity" MAKE NEW CHARECTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GODDAMN IT!! Im not bothered in the slightest that Perry Whites black but im kinda bothered by Jimmy's sex change. For real. A black guy replacing a white guy is much different then a male getting replaced by a female,not to be sexsist but BOTH GENDERS WORK HELLA DIFERENTLY AND THINK DIFFERENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also if they were to turn a female charector male or a black charector white,people would call them sexsist and racist if they do the opposite people just role over and go "OH WELL" Im sick of it the whole "Black/WHite" thing doesnt bother me. But when they start changing the SEX of our charectors i start to get pissed. I wont let it kill the film for me tho

Audders - 1/29/2013, 9:26 AM
Lame. I was pumped to see Jimmy!!
marvel72 - 1/31/2013, 3:17 PM
jimmy olson sucks! jenny olsen might suck as well (fingers crossed) :P
RobGrizzly - 2/2/2013, 6:33 PM
Its Zack Snyder. Figures he would want more boobs
FightmasterNoel - 2/12/2013, 11:08 AM
kirbyfan - 2/16/2013, 10:06 PM
Yes, frankly it ticks me completely off!

I can understand maybe changing his race, but his sex?

Give me a freakin break!
Punishment101 - 3/20/2013, 8:52 AM
I actually knew nothing about this until now. It's kind of disheartening that there won't be a Jimmy in this movie. I mean we already have Lois in this movie. What's the need for another central female character?
KaineBParker - 3/22/2013, 10:47 AM
My only complaint is that Olsen is a Scandinavian last name and this actress playing her looking more arab than causasion. Not to mention they used an actress not as good looking as Amy Adams to make her look better. Honestly Rachel Mcadams should have been Louise Lane
JoshuaDBr - 3/26/2013, 4:49 PM
I don't mind that much. But I just wish they would at least keep the correct characters from the comics!

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