New reporters are out, that can be considered rumors as it hasn’t been confirmed by anyone attached to the film or by Warner Bros., on Superman’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as other elements in the films.
Here’s are the highlights, spoilers within (click on text to remove blurriness):
[spoiler]Batman v Superman opens with Batman’s origin and fast forwards to Bruce Wayne coming to Metropolis during the Superman/Zod fight, but that’s just setting the stage for that character. From there the script turns its attention to Superman heavily, and it examines the implications of Superman in the real world. The main action takes place a couple of years after the end of Man of Steel, and Superman has been busy in the meantime, becoming the hero we know and love.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Very early in the film Lois is in the Middle East following a story when Superman shows up to help her out. This becomes something of an international incident as other nations view Superman as a tool of the United States. China, for instance, doesn’t want him in their air space. It’s an interesting look at how a being like Superman would be viewed on a global scale.[/spoiler]
[spoiler]When Superman confronts a big bad guy and unravels his plot, he tells the villain, “I won’t snap your neck, I’m going to take you to prison,” an on-the-nose response to criticisms of the first movie. Of course Superman later loses his cool and threatens to break the bad guy’s back, so he hasn’t quite internalized everything yet. As for being a protector of the people – when the Doomsday fight starts General Swanwick tells the military that Superman will move the battle away from populated areas because he’s a hero, and that’s what heroes do. Again, this is a direct response to complaints about the first film. It’s also interesting to see that Swanwick, who was tracking Superman with drones at the end of Man of Steel, is such a supporter in this film. It seems that most people – except Lex Luthor and a cautious Batman, who is prepping anti-Superman weapons – believe Superman is a hero.[/spoiler]