The director of “Superman: Legacy,” James Gunn, has confirmed that a young Jimmy Olsen would feature in the film. Since his debut on “The Adventures of Superman” radio show in 1940, Jimmy Olsen, Superman’s best friend and photojournalist, has been a mainstay of the Superman series. To a fan’s query on Twitter, Gunn, who is quite active online, replied with a simple “ofc,” thereby confirming Jimmy Olsen’s comeback. The first confirmed character to feature in “Superman: Legacy” other than the title character is Jimmy Olsen. The Daily Planet photojournalist and close friend of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Superman has been depicted in past live-action films as Jimmy Olsen. However, his most recent portrayal in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was received with backlash since he was converted from a pleasant comedic relief figure into a CIA operative who was slain in the first act. Gunn is known for faithfully adapting his material, so fans hope he will return Jimmy Olsen to his comic book roots. The story of “Superman Legacy” will center on Clark Kent/Superman’s quest to understand and accept his Kryptonian roots while living as a human in Smallville, Kansas. The official movie summary calls him “the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.” On July 11, 2025, the film that Gunn will write and direct will be released. Gunn has discussed the early stages of production, including costume and set design, and stated his enthusiasm about joining the Superman canon. He has also said that the idea for the film originated from wanting to explore how Superman’s background affects his decisions. Gunn’s decision to release the film on his father’s birthday, which caused his brother to become upset, demonstrates the depth of his personal investment in the project.