People around Man of Steel have been fairly tight-lipped, so even one blurb from David S. Goyer is a big deal.
“We’re approaching Superman as if it weren’t a comic book movie as if it were real…. I adore the Donner films. Absolutely adore them. It just struck me that there was an idealist quality to them that may or may not work with today’s audience. It just struck me that if Superman really existed in the world, first of all this story would be a story about first contact. He’s an alien. You can easily imagine a scenario in which we’d be doing a film like E.T., as opposed to him running around in tights. If the world found out he existed, it would be the biggest thing that ever happened in human history.”
source: Empire via AICN