Man of Steel
will for sure test that idea. Especially since it'll only be 7 yrs between films now. Returns
had many flaws, the biggest of which(imo), was not updating the character as he had been seen in 2 TV series and 2 cartoons. This goes triple for Luthor.
They were banking on nostalgia to the universe set up 25yrs ago by Donnor but not realizing that universe was hokey and full of cheese now--especially land grab Luthor.
I'm hoping MoS is that updating, Returns
was not and it's one of many reasons I think people rushed in, then WOM killed it.