The Superman Homepage talked to composer John Ottman about his plans for the Superman Returns score. Here’s a clip:
Q: The question that everybody wants to know John, apart from the main Superman fanfare, will there be any other parts of John Williams’ original score used in Superman Returns?
A: I don’t think so. We tried out the Lois Lane theme (Can you read my mind), and, don’t get me wrong, its a GREAT theme, but the feel of that theme over this contemporary film, it’s gagging, and it’s awful. It just seemed stupid. So I’m hoping that we don’t have to do that. Just for the moment we’re actualy temping with (the score from) ‘Solaris’. It works really well, and more of it’s kind of modern, so the film can go with it. Its important that the film goes somewhere without trying too hard to pay homage to the past. So to answer your question, besides the fanfare, the score will be original.
Check out the interview at the link above.
Source: Superman Homepage