Rumors that Scoot McNairy would play Superman's buddy and The Daily Planet photographer, Jimmy Olsen in [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) have resurfaced and for good reason. Here's a side-by-side photo of the character from the comics next to McNairy.
According to Heroic Hollywood, this casting rumor that has been circulating for about a year is true. They mention the fact that McNairy was seen wearing green-screen socks on set, and that would make sense since Jimmy Olsen was injured during the Black Zero attack on Metropolis. The incident left him in a wheelchair.
A lot of people, at first, thought that McNairy might be The Flash prior to the casting decision was made and Ezra Miller's role was publicized. People thought the leg-related special effects were going to be for some kind of special effect.
Heroic Hollywood also mentioned the fact that McNairy apparently appears in the Senate Chamber when Superman is testifying in the most recent movie trailers.
I guess we'll have to wait and see, but this seems pretty legit. What do you think?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25.