Here's what Ratner had to say on the storyline and casting plans:
"The original movie I was going to be a part of took place on Krypton for about half of the movie. So it was much more otherworldly, and much darker, because there was a civil war on Krypton. You'd get more of the history."In regard to Alex Ross inked book "The Death of Superman" Ratner said, "That wasn’t just darker, but cooler, in my mind. That was what we were going to model the visuals after. When you have to translate it to a cinematic world, it’s a whole different animal, and he’s one of the best Superman artists I’ve ever seen."If it’s as dark as Warner Bros. wants for their reboot of Superman, Ratner still has a shot at making it: "Maybe we can go back to it one day," he said."I definitely agreed with Bryan Singer that you need an unknown actor. I was going to surround Superman with known actors, but it's important to get an unknown. I love Tom Cruise, but to have someone like him who you see as Tom Cruise would be a mistake."