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Supergirl’s Jimmy Olsen to become DC hero The Guardian… and here’s how he looks

October 13th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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With Supergirl returning to our screens last night – and in fine fashion: if you haven’t already, go watch it – there was a change in dynamic and we got the feeling that James “Jimmy” Olsen (played by Mehcad Brooks) might go in a different direction this season.

And, boy, were we right?

Olsen is set to become a DC hero this season: The Guardian.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said: “James is going to decide that he can no longer sit back and be a sidekick, so he’s going to decide to become a vigilante, and he’s going to become Guardian, complete with the shield.”

Olsen is no stranger to being a hero – at least in the comics – including Elastic Lad, Flamebird, and even Mr. Action, but Guardian is different.

Originally created in 1942 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby for DC’s Star-Spangled Comics, the character has been used intermittently since then by the publisher. One of the fictional characters behind the Guardian comic book identity has appeared previously in Supergirl. Eddie McClintock played James Harper in a first season episode, but never assumed the Guardian identity as he did in comic books.

It looks like  Kara – Supergirl – will have an issue with it as she doesn’t like vigilantes: “There’s this new masked vigilante, and she has her own feelings about vigilantes, and it becomes a push and pull about who gets to decide who gets to be a hero,” Kreisberg said.

We still have no idea when it’ll happen, but it’s coming…

And here’s how he’ll look.

Thoughts? Let us know…


Oh and this how he looks in the comics, just for reference…



Source: IGN

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….