There are many easy ways to do a 'Requel' for the next film. Essentially this idea is a sequel, while also rebooting everything at the same time with a new origins. A great compromise for everyone. For example: - Have the film kick off in the future of the SR verse amidst an apocalyptic battle between Superman (in Kingdom Come attire) and Brainiac - Brainiac then travels back in time to 1978 to murder baby Kal-El. The baby survives in his ship but Brainiac launches a devastating attack on Metropolis that changes everything. - Clark now grows up in a very different world; where Lexcorp rebuilds Metropolis and controls the city, America is plunged into war etc and Clark must be the light to guide the world out of darkness. - There could also be a terminator-esque story here with Superman driven to defeat Brainiac in the present, in order to prevent the [FONT="][/FONT]apocalyptic dystopia we witness at the start of the film (in the future). This scenario would allow for Brandon Routh to continue as Superman, Spacey as corperate Lex, Huntington as Jimmy Olsen and Frank Langella to play a gruffer Perry White closer to his Frost/Nixon potrayal.