Batman v Superman killed off a big DC character – but you might have missed it…

The key is in the credits

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has hit cinemas and even if you have seen the film, you might have missed this key character from the DC universe being killed off.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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The killing happens early on the film when Lois Lane is in Africa to interview the terrorists, once they discover that they’ve brought tracking equipment with them, the terrorists begin killing people.

Michael Cassidy (The OC) is accompanying Lois and protests that she is innocent and didn’t know about their plans, before being shot in the head at point-blank range.

Although the character’s name is never revealed during the film, the final credits reveal that he was in fact Jimmy Olsen, Lois and Clark’s infallible sidekick from The Daily Planet.

The character of Jimmy Olsen also features in the Supergirl television series, as played suavely by Mehcad Brooks.

He was portrayed by Michael Landes and Justin Whalin in the classic ‘90s TV series – Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.