Olsen was a CIA operative posing as a Daily Planet photographer. Olsen accompanied reporter Lois Lane to Nairomi, where she was assigned to interview terrorist General Amajagh. The two were escorted to Amajagh's headquarters but not long into Lois's sitdown, Anatoli Knyazev grabbed Olsen's camera. He smashes it to reveal a tracker hidden inside.
Olsen was forced to reveal his true identity and claimed Lois had nothing to do with his assignment. He told Amajagh that he was there to strike a deal with him, but the general was having none of it. He shot Olsen dead.
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (First appearance)
- In the comics, the character is, in fact, a Daily Planet photographer and very good friends with Superman, famously known as "Superman's pal".
- Michael Cassidy is one of the several actors appearing in both the DCEU and Smallville. He, along with Tahmoh Penikett (Jed Eubanks), portrayed Lois Lane's love interest in the series.
|Media||Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Untitled Superman film|
|Characters||Clark Kent/Superman | Lois Lane | Perry White | Jonathan Kent | Martha Kent | Jor-El | Lara Lor-Van | Emil Hamilton | Nathan Hardy | Steven Lombard | Jenny Jurwich | Lana Lang | General Swanwick | Peter Ross | Bibbo Bibbowski | Kara Zor-El | Bruce Wayne/Batman | Diana/Wonder Woman | Jimmy Olsen|
|Enemies||Lex Luthor | General Zod | Faora-Ul | Doomsday | Mercy Graves | Jax-Ur | Nam-Ek | Tor-An | Car-Vex | Dev-Em | Nadira|
|Miscellaneous||Metropolis | Daily Planet | Smallville | Krypton | Metropolis Police Department | Kryptonite | LexCorp | Super Suit | Kent Farm | Fortress of Solitude | Black Zero | Kryptonian | Command Key | Kal-El's Starcraft | Phantom Zone | Superman film series|