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Could new Jimmy Olsen be Jenny Olsen?

Cub reporter and photographer Jimmy Olsen has been getting himself into scrapes since Superman first turned up on Earth from his home planet of Krypton.

But the new take on the classic superhero story, 'Man of Steel', may have Jimmy Olsen turned into Jenny Olsen.

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The eagle-eyed types at Comicbookmovie.com spotted that IMDB is listing actress Rebecca Buller as playing Jenny Olsen, but there's no sign of a Jimmy.

Sex change... is Jimmy now a Jenny? (Credit: DC Comics)

Though IMDB often features rumoured cast-members, the evidence does not stop there.

In the second and most revealing trailer from the film, released late last year, a woman who would appear to be Buller is seen running from tumbling wreckage with Laurence Fishburne, who is playing Daily Planet editor Perry White.

Whatever, it has got the comic book community in a bit of a tizz.

The film, directed by '300' helmsman Zack Snyder, is due out on June 13.

It stars Brit actor Henry Cavill in the lead role, alongside Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

It's produced by Christopher Nolan, and has been penned by 'Batman' writer David S. Goyer.