Re: 1938 Superman. The One To Adapt?
That would be an interesting way to approach it, to be honest. There is a real need, I feel, to combat the heavily establishment image that Superman has. And these more fiery incidents from his early career would really impact people now. People feel helpless against both Corporations and the Government, like they have no true voice. It is a heavy enough issue for an entire movie to be honest, and I expect them to go more of an action route. But there may be traces of the early Superman in there, and if Birthright is as influential as it seems to be on Nolan/Snyder, then I think there's a good chance.
Superman works best when his stories are about bigger issues than just the supervillain of the week. That's fine for lesser characters.