Jesse Eisenberg will be Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. That is a bit surprising. He is a good actor and he can play smart, see his breakthrough movie the Social Network. Maybe it will work. It does not seem like the most obvious choice.
Jeremy Irons is going to play Alfred. That could be interesting. I am a bit surprised that Alfred is in the movie at all.
I am not sure why the movie was moved back 10 months. It might be due to script concerns, which sounds better than script problems. I guess concerns are less serious than problems.
There are rumors that there will be a Justice League movie made back to back with the Man of Steel sequel.