^ Part of the plot has been reported as taking place in Africa which was from Superman:Birthright. Lois is featured heavily in the second half of the book when Clark finally gets to Metropolis and Perry and Jimmy have their usual time. I theorized that this will be structured similar to "Batman Begins". I still believe that.
I will keep an open mind if they do deliver another origin story but frankly with Superman it isn't really necessary and I am getting tired of origin stories. Maybe they can cover his origins in the first 10 or 15 minuets of the movie and then get on with the story.