I know "Smallville" isn't beloved by all, and is in fact even controversial to some. But as it was the longest-running series to feature Clark Kent (et all other names) and is fairly recent in memory, I'm just wondering if any small choices where done as subtle nods to it - or if it's just wishful thinking and coincidence + common source material. Things like how the school bus went off a bridge the same way Lex went off a bridge in the "Smallville" pilot. How the unknown-to-human-science metal key to the ship Clark came here in was kept in a tool-box in the barn. The work-shop outside of which Clark was being bullied was named "Sullivan" - common enough name, but made me think of Chloe. And this one is reaching I know but, the tornado scene compared to the tornado in the season 1 "Smallville" finale. Also, 3 actors who appeared in "Smallville" to various degrees (Amy Adams just 1 episode, Tahmoh Penikett was in 2 I think and Alessandro Guiliani played Emile Hamilton in like 30-40 episodes) had bit parts in the film. Though that could just be casting and location - the later two lived/worked in Vancouver for the past decade and part of the film was shot there. Like I said, it could just be coincidence and/or wishful thinking and/or common source material. Or it could be a very subtle nod.