A couple of weeks ago we speculated who Scoot McNairy would be playing in his mystery role in the Zack Snyder film Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. With green socks spotted on his person in a candid photo from the set, a lot of possibilities cropped up that dealt with robotic or prosthetic legs. It was even widely rumored that McNairy would be playing The Flash and that the socks were so the animators could give him extremely fast feet. According to a gigantic rumor we found online, we were way off.
Newcomers The Devil's Eyes spoke with an unnamed extra who ventured to give them a supposed scoop on who Scoot McNairy is playing in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Take the following statement with a grain of salt.
WARNING! Possible spoilers follow.
Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen, but with a bit of a twist. Jimmy was injured during the battle of Zod vs Superman. His legs where pinned under falling building rubble and that caused him to lose the legs. He now walks with the use of two prosthetic legs. He doesn't blame Superman for it [his loss of legs]. He feels grateful that Superman saved the world.
So if Scoot McNairy is Jimmy Olsen, then just what in the hell is the story with Man Of Steel's supposed gender switching the role into of Rebecca Buller's Jenny? While it was never 100% confirmed within the confines of the film, it was reported in the run up to Man Of Steel's release that Jimmy was in fact made into Jenny. For the most part, the only confirmation we've got on that theory is the fact that an ID on the Jenny character reads that she has the last name Jurwich.
Of course, seeing as it's not explicitly mentioned in the film as canon, it could easily be ignored and retconned at Zack Snyder's whim. Or better yet: Jenny Jurwich could become Jenny Olsen by marriage/spontaneous sibling relation and the two characters will be able to co-exist in the same film without anything getting paradoxical. Having a Jimmy Olsen in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice that has lost his legs due to the carnage at the end of Man Of Steel is a good way of acknowledging just how deviating and how consequential the ending of the first DC Cinematic Continuum film actual was. So the controversial ending to Man Of Steel didn't occur in vain, and the Zack Snyder 9/11 parallels could possibly continue.
Again, this story should be taken with grains of salt so big you may as well be reading this story in the mines of the Salzburg itself. There's still hope for you Flash fans that Scoot McNairy will be donning the tights of speed sometime soon. When we find out more about the specific circumstances surrounding this mystery role, we'll let you know first! Of course, if you want to bury your head in the spoiler free sand, you can resurface on March 25th, 2016 when Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice crashes into theaters!