Dawson Casting: Inverted. In spite of this film taking place five years after Superman II, a 22 year old Kate Bosworth plays Lois Lane. Made all the more noticeable when the five foot five actress is playing opposite six foot three Brandon Routh.
Deleted Scene: The intended opening scene, of Superman surveying the remains of Krypton in his Kryptonian spacecraft, was completely cut out. It can be seen in its entirety here.
What Could Have Been: The final casting for the role came down to Brandon Routh and a then unknown Henry Cavill. Cavill was in fact cast in 2004 before McG was fired and Singer brought in. Cavill has since been cast in the role by Zack Snyder in Man of Steel, set for release in 2013.