“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies,” Snyder said. “If you look at ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”
On the approach to Superman's past: "Respect the canon but don't be a slave to the movies." When suggested that the 2006 film was looking too into the past, “Yeah, and we’re not afraid of that at all,” Snyder said. “Our Superman, he’s got things to figure out but he’s a physical cat.” On further casting Snyder would say only: “There’s more to come and I think it’s consistent in its … awesomeness.”
“It’s been really great,” Snyder said of the collaboration so far. “Chris is awesome. He’s super-respectful but super-helpful, too. You can’t imagine a more generous [collaborator]…once he sort of got what I want to do with it, he was like, ‘OK,’ and once he said, ‘You know what, that’s awesome,’ now he’s 100%. If I say, ‘What do you think of this?’ he’s like, ‘That’s awesome,’ and then there’s a great give-and-take about it, a great conversation that we can have about it and making it better everyday. And by the way he’s hilarious, too.”
The site further mentions that the title of the reboot is tentatively Man Of Steel, however, that decision isn’t final. Anyhow, with Henry Cavill leading as Clark Kent, and actress Diane Lane so far taking up the supporting cast, Superman is scheduled for theaters December 2012!