Also, this Superman Returns thing was just for the press release. The movie itself is called SUPERMAN (Reeve's was called SUPERMAN THE MOVIE) and it's starting everything from scratch. Brainiac. Krypton. Robots. Alien super-cities.
I find this part very amusing...don't know who was giving him info but they were obviously off the mark.
Not sure who he was referring to in the first article and don't recall it ever coming out. But again, it sounds as if things were already in motion with Singer that he was unaware of considering the time table he laid out.