The role that actor Scoot McNairy plays in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been one of contention since he joined the project.
Originally rumored to be up for The Flash, for much of the last few months its thought that he would take on the role of Daily Planet reporter Jimmy Olsen – in this case one who was crippled in the events of “Man of Steel” but holds no grudge against Superman for what happened.
It hasn’t been confirmed though, and McNairy has yet to appear in any promotional material for the film beyond cast lists. Now, a new report over at Latino Review has refuted the long-held belief about his character, and posted what they claim are the real details:
The site says while he does play a wheelchair bound man who was wounded during the events of “Man of Steel,” he isn’t The Daily Planet’s photographer:
“[He’s] brought in to testify against Superman to the U.S. Senate, but also becomes a victim of Lex Luthor’s campaign against the Man of Steel. One of Luthor’s schemes in the movie involves turning McNairy’s character into a human bomb of sorts, radicalizing him, in an attempt to get him close to Superman and to hurt him.”
The report comes as a new international trailer for the film has gone online, but there’s no new footage on offer here sadly:
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens March 25th.