Originally Posted by blumatic
Having the kid was not a good idea at all.
A superhero film is a snap shot of a superhero's legacy. Legacies are so large that they really need more than one move. Donner needed 2 films for the origin. Snyder seems to need 2 as well.
Having a kid really drives the story away from a superheroes journey and more closely family issues. For a series in the comic books. Or perhaps a television show. But for a film, especially one reintroducing Superman doesnt work.
I think a lot was in the works for the kid. The rumored sequel was supposedly going to have Brainiac take over him and Superman had to kill him. Its sounds bad on paper but I think it could have translated well onto the big screen.