Part of Jimmy Olson Cast in Upcoming Superman Film

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.


Join our newsletter

never miss the latest news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary for Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games!