Re: Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)
To be honest, while the tone of Man of Steel is reminiscent of Superman Returns, I don't think they look visually at all alike. Returns had this 1930's, art deco, vintage kind of look and feel about it, with dark, muted colors. While Man of Steel definitely has some of that look, I think it feels and looks more like a Terrence Malick film than a Bryan Singer film.
That's my take too. I think all the two have in common, at least judging by the trailers, is a sombre tone (and of course, the fact that they both feature Supes). But trailers can be misleading anyway and MOS is likely to take a very different approach from SR. Visually, I don't think they have much in common.