So according to many sources, the Nolans will be introducing some sort of “major twist on the Superman legend.” First off, I recommend that they read my article: http://thehumanscorch.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/how-to-make-a-proper-superhero-movie/
…because this definitely falls in under the “know which things to tweak” zone.
So let’s speculate as to what this could be:
This would be the most bold, and the most stupid as it would quickly be rejected, and totally take people out of the movie before it even opens.
This could actually be fun, interesting, and not offensive if done right.
3. A change in Jor-El’s character.
Instead of being an altruistic visionary scientist, maybe they’ll make him be someone else. Meh.
4. Something about the Kents that we never knew.
This could be fun as long as they don’t confuse “dark” with “good.” Part of the whole foundation of Superman was that Clark was raised by a certain kind of parents, and that’s where he gets his values from. If they change that, then…We already have enough heroes motivated by tragedy and guilt.
This is kind of the opposite of the Spider-Man twist…changing his web shooters from mechanical(which always showcased Peter’s genius, and created new opportunities for jeopardy for the character) to organic(which I personally loved and always thought made the most sense). But there was quite an uproar over Spider-Man. I think it would be too jarring to find out that there’s a jet pack under the cape.
6. A change in the way Kryptonite works…or even exists.
Nolan strikes me like someone who would have an extreme distaste for the concept of Kryptonite. So he might eliminate it or change what it does. Although the idea of Kryptonite being Nolanized(i.e. “real world grounded”) could be even sillier.
7. A major change in the supporting cast.
….feel free to weigh in with your own ideas.