Sam Huntington (Not Another Teen Movie, Jungle2Jungle), has won the much coveted role of Jimmy Olsen in Bryan Singer’s new Superman film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen was a wide-eyed photographer who even had a watch with a Superman signal. Olsen had his own comic in the 1960s and ’70s titled Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen. Since the late ’80s, the comics have portrayed Olsen in a more serious light. Marc McClure played him in Dick Donner’s films.
Huntington’s rivals for the role of Olsen are rumoured to have included X-Men 2 star Shawn Ashmore and That 70’s Show star Topher Grace. At one stage, Adam Brody, of The OC, was also said to be a favourite for the part.
Huntington joins Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman, Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, Hugh Laurie as Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White and James Marsden as Richard White. Kate Bosworth is still in negotiations to play Lois Lane, according to this the trade.