There has been lots of buzz the last little while on Zack Snyders upcoming Superman Man of Steel and today comes more details on the plot and rumors of who will star.. and who will not star. I an interview with FilmsActu promoting his new film Legend of the Guardians he revealed that the upcoming remake is an origins story. It will not be tied to the Superman Returns movie which starred Brandon Routh and will have no links with the other films. Zack Snyder says quote;
“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.”
A few things we can take from this are that Jon Hamm who was rumored to be in the running will not play Superman because at 39 there is no way he can do an origins story. Also as earlier reported Brandon Routh will definitely not be back because in bringing him back they have no way of doing a new story with no ties to Superman Returns.
There has been some push back from fans on Superman Man of Steel being directed by Zack Snyder because of the Watchmen movie but Danny makes a great case for why Zack Snyders Superman will Succeed and I encourage you to read it.