Run through Google translator by Bleeding Cool, Snyder is believed to have responded:
“As I have already explained, the film will focus on the early days of Superman, so there will be no links with other films. This is not a remake then. Similarly, although I still cannot talk about the script—I can assure you that this new Superman will not be based on a comic book in particular.”
Debunking rumours that the film might adapt Mark Waid’s Superman: Birthright saga, this insight leaves the latest Superman feature sounding more like Smallville: The Movie than ever.