Originally Posted by fanboiii
It would be impossible to not use the same materials at all because both Donner and Snyder are taking from the comics.
What Snyder and others said was that it's a new beginning that didn't reference or continue past tellings. The approach is new and the storyline is a new continuity. It's still Superman so of course some of the material is the same.
That it is a origin and has Zod is very specific to the first two films. How are we acting like this isn't the case?
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