Zack Snyder Confirms That 'Jimmy Olsen' Is In BATMAN v SUPERMAN, But We Won't Be Seeing Him Again

Did you spot Jimmy Olsen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Director Zack Snyder has revealed where he appears and confirms that the character was originally set to be played by Jesse Eisenberg...

Some fans are already pretty mad at Zack Snyder for some of the decisions he made in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now he's going to have Jimmy Olsen devotees coming after him! You see, the photographer (played by Michael Cassidy) who is promptly killed off after being outed as a CIA agent in the opening few minutes of the movie is in fact Jimmy, and Snyder has explained to Entertainment Weekly why he decided to kill the character off. "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?" 

Apparently, the upcoming Ultimate Edition will shed some light on the character and unlike the theatrical version of Batman v Superman, he'll identify himself. "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." A waste of the character or a fun way to include him in Batman v Superman? I'll let you decide that, but it turns out that Snyder originally envisioned Jesse Eisenberg in this cameo role. "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?’ And then if he got shot, you’d just be like, ‘What!? You can’t do that.’" After meeting the actor and pitching him this admittedly awesome sounding idea, it was then that he suddenly made the decision to instead offer him the role of Lex Luthor. 

However, was fan-favourite choice Bryan Cranston ever really considered? "We talked about the usual suspects that you would imagine; any actor who has been bald, probably,. Bryan Cranston would have been great, right? And by the way, he’s an amazing actor. Can you imagine how different the movie would be?" A very different movie indeed! What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts below.
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