When Scoot McNairy’s picture cropped up from the set of Batman v Superman, the chroma-key green legs lead (inexplicably) for some on the internet to assume he was playing the Flash. Yeah, I thought that was a leap, too. In fact, when I reported the story, I mentioned it was more likely that he was someone injured in Superman’s fight with Zod in Man of Steel. Well, guess what.
From a source on set:
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.
That is EXACTLY what I thought it might be. As much as I love the Flash and wanted to see that, I seriously doubt Scoot is it.
Who the heck is that supposed to be? Since his legs will be added digitally later, it makes one speculate wildly. If I had to guess, I’d say he’s possibly some white collar character, like a lawyer, who was injured by Zod’s rampage in Man of Steel.
This leads to us doubting the Metallo rumor as well. Since there was no Jimmy Olsen in Man of Steel, this makes a lot of sense and could add some emotional weight to all the action that took place.
Source: The Devil’s Eyes
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