As the production for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is still in the making, there are a lot of rumors and also confirmation about the expansion of DC Universe. If you are familiar with the heroes from DC World, you know that there are a lot of heroes involved, not only Batman and Superman. There is Wonder Woman and Flash, to say among a few. And it seems that DC will be following Marvel’s footsteps in producing several films that are still related to one another.
That is just a rumor from several ones flying around the production of Batman vs Superman. Aside from the ongoing debates and discussions about possible characters or details of the stories, there is always interesting to know the candidate for a character. If you are into Superman so much, you must be familiar with Jimmy Olsen, who is a journalist and also a photographer at Daily Planet as well as Clark Kent’s best friend. In previous movies or TV series, the role of Jimmy Olsen was small, although he was also a major cast within the plot. Well, in this Zack Snyder’s movie, the role for Jimmy Olsen is made bigger and he will be made facing the difficult dilemma of his own.
For such serious character, certain actors have been considered, including Scoot McNairy. At first, fans thought he was playing as the Flash because of the green screen socks he was wearing in the trailer, but since Ezra Miller has been confirmed of the role, the role for McNairy has been revealed as well: as Jimmy Olsen. And there will be interesting twist waiting for McNairy in this upcoming flick.
Olsen is wearing the green screen socks because he loses his leg during the Battle of Metropolis, which is quite destructive. According to the plot, Olsen’s legs are crushed under the rubble. This is still some sketchy report about the new plot, but whether it will be included within the story or not…we can only wait and see. If this is going to be the true plot, the development will be interesting. Jimmy Olsen is an important part of Superman story, so if there is going to be more involvement and development of character to Olsen, it would be logical. If this story holds, Olsen will have conflicting feeling about Superman. Thanks to Superman, Jimmy suffered great pain and lost his legs. But on the other side, he still lives because of Superman too. This will create an interesting battle within Olsen about his feeling toward Superman.
Aside from Olsen’s character development, it is still questionable whether Jena Malone will be Barbara Gordon or not. After all, no one really knows what the story will be until the movie is out and the plot is confirmed. For this moment, you can simply enjoy the trailer. The official trailer is quite promising; there are so many human elements that somehow make this movie close to home – home on earth, I mean. Wait for further confirmation and official release.