Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut: Fourth Option [Fanedit]

I’ve turned the world back and revisited one of my older edits once more. This revised version of “Fourth Option” features a few additional tweeks to the finish product besides the ending this time.

For instance, I thought it’d be a bit comical if Lex and Tessmarcher snuck into the fortress of solitude while Lois and Clark were sleeping. Lex doesn’t yell “IT’S FANTASTIC”, otherwise he’d wake the pair of them up.

What was so brilliantly well timed about all this, very happy accident here, was that while you can hear Lex and Tessmarcher quietly acknowledge how “fantastic” the fortress is, it’s enough to briefly stir Lois out of her slumber before she snuggles back into the sack with Supes.

Also gone is Lex tinkering with the education crystals and stumbles on the poem ‘trees’ read by Jor-El. Instead, now Jor-El tells them of the Kryptonian criminals right out of the gate. This is what we want to hear.

It also serves as necessary backstory, as I decided to also remove the recap of Superman The Movie at the start. I always felt this was much better for the pacing of the movie. Assuming you haven’t seen Superman Superman The Movie first, it is better we learn about Zod and company at the same time as Lex does.

Lastly, in a minor fix, Clark greets Lois at the Planet and Lois teases blurting out his ID in public before typing in her headline. Clark’s gonna be kept awful busy now that Lois is sticking by him, he’ll need all the energy.


15 thoughts on “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut: Fourth Option [Fanedit]”

  1. Thanks for your kind words, I’m sorry for all the inconveniences at the moment, I’m moving into an exciting new phase for this blog, but I assure you the past is not forgotten and some of those prior edits will be a part of this place again before long!

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  2. Sounds good, and I was scared for a minute I thought some of your edits got copyrighted,I really love your edits especially prettiest girl in the cut. Look forward to seeing them restored and I downloaded the renegade cut and ultimate lester cut.

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  3. I closed and then restarted my YT channel, I took down most of my Superman edits to make room for other projects. I will restore some of the edits eventually when I have time.


  4. hi I loved the edit it was awesome, I love how you kept things hiw they are in donner cut but tweaked the ending where lois knows Clark’s identity. it was really enjoyable, you did a great job at editing,!


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