Originally Posted by BH/HHH
That's chalk and cheese though. Krypton blowing up is essential to the story. Lois finding out before doesn't make a massive difference because as always Lois eventually finds out and this way made her look like she wasn't stupid. I think it was much better that she found out. Some stuff can be changed and others can't, the love triangle has been done to death and Superman needed (for me) a reinvention with a few aspects and this was definitely one of them.
No, Krypton exploding is not essential. Kal-El could have been sent to earth to save him from Zod killing him only and the basic story keeps being the same. And Krypton exploding has been done to death, so we should change that.