Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Jimmy Olsen' ?

Sneak Peek images from the Detroit, Michigan set of director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", revealing actor Scoot McNairy ("Halt and Catch Fire") filming a dialogue scene in the film, reportedly as reporter 'Jimmy Olsen':

"...Scoot could be playing 'Jimmy Olsen', but with a bit of a twist. Jimmy was injured during the battle of 'Zod' vs 'Superman'. 

"His legs were pinned under falling building rubble and that caused him to lose the legs. 

"He now walks with prosthetic legs that will be realized with CGI FX, hence the green-screen socks worn by McNaairy on set. Jimmy doesn't blame Superman for the accident, but grateful to 'Kal-El' for saving the world..."

The comic book origins of Jimmy Olsen began as an unnamed 'office boy' debuted in DC's "Action Comics" #6 (November 1938). That character was also first introduced as 'Jimmy Olsen' in the radio show "The Adventures of Superman", April 15, 1940.

With Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creating and drawing the physical appearance and giving him a bigger personality, the character moved from the radio show back into the comics in 1941, in "Superman"#13 (November–December 1941).

In 1953, with actor Jack Larson playing the character on the "Adventures of Superman" TV series, he was referred to as 'Jim Olsen'..

...then given his own DC Comics title.

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