The Old Mixer wrote:
Project Cadmus and the Newsboy Legion? I seriously doubt it. There's a lot of Superman material to mine without going that obscuro.
Newsboy Legion sounds a bit dated anyway.
But Project Cadmus could be interesting. At the very least, it would be a way to introduce appropriate super-level villains into the story.
I suppose it kind of makes sense that Lex Luthor wasn't in Man of Steel.
That seems to be the trend nowadays that the first new movie in a well known property only hints at the main villain. He doesn't really appear until the 2nd movie. We've already seen this with Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man,
the Joker in Batman Begins
& The Dark Knight,
and Professor Moriarty in the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes