/Film is reporting that Zack Snyder, the director of the new Superman movie, has spoken to what the film will be about.
[Translated from French] “As I have already explained, the film will focus on early days of Superman, so there will be no links with other films. This is not a remake then. Similarly, although I still can not talk about the script, I can assure you that this new Superman will not be based on a comic book in particular.”
Focusing on the early days of Superman could mean a Smallville-type story about shaping the boy into man, man into Superman, or it could be the beginning of Superman in Metropolis. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about either.
In terms of casting, there is no word on who will be playing the Man of Steel. There seemed to be a general consensus that the last Superman, Brandon Routh, would not be reprising his role but it seems that when AICN spoke with him a few months ago he’d been contacted by Legendary and was starting to train again. On top of that, there has apparently been an internet fan campaign to keep him in the role and in a recent interview by the News Of The World newspaper, Snyder revealed that Routh would be considered for the role. “I didn’t realise there was such a groundswell,” Snyder said after hearing of the campaign.