bill-swift - April 20, 2005
It's time for Superman news. So hold tight. Oh, and there's some Batman bits in there too.
First comes news that there is actually a second version, an international director's cut, of Superman II.
Here's the deal. Richard Donner shot both Superman and Superman II at the same time, but after Superman hit theatres, he was replaced for the sequel, which was directed by Richard Lester, to some less-than-stellar reviews (but I liked it). Then, Warner Bros. released a longer cut for the international market that reincorporated scenes Donner had shot, but were never used. Fast forward some twenty-five years, and some unnamed internet Superman fans have pieced together said long-lost international version of Superman II. It was even posted online at a Superman fan site, but has been removed at the request of Wraner Bros.
Someone please find this movie for me! And if you do, let me know. If you'd like to read all that again, here's the article from Entertainment Weekly.
Second, the season finale of Smallville, which airs May 18, will feature an 8 minute teaser of the new Batman Begins. Awesome!
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