There was a comic back in the day called "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" which makes sense that Jimmy would be a guy. However, a lot of people are changing the history of comic book chracters because also back in the day the people writing them tended to make all the characters white males.
The latest rumor to be seen is that Jimmy Olsen in the new Superman movie, is really JENNY Olsen. Rebecca Buller will be playing a character called Jenny Olsen. And there’s no mention of Jimmy. Sure, IMDB isn’t always the most reliable of websites, but it’s worth noting. You can actually spot her running with Laurence Fishbourne in the new trailer, who is playing Perry White a character usually played by an older white male.
So far it's just a rumor but could Zack Snyder really have changed Superman's Pal into a female character? It doesn't seem to far of a stretch to me because of all the things that have changed in the Superman mythology lately. Don't forget the red underwear is gone on his suit as well.
Do you think that they should update comic book characters to make them more modern or should they stay the same?