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Superman II: The Prettiest Girl In The Cut [Fanedit]

Previously availible on the now defunct and disgraced SDN Editions website, this, which began life as one of my earliest fanediting project ever (though took much longer to be fully realised), now comes to Zaredit in time for the holidays

Combines the Kryptonian villains plot of Superman II with the Lana and Smallville story of Superman III

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Superman TAS: Risk and Revelation [Fanedit]

This is my Superman TAS fanedit, “Risk and Revelation”, a cut of the 2006 animated feature Brainiac Attacks where I shorten it’s length to a Kids WB-friendly 24 or so minutes, and end it with Lois finally learning Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same!

This edit was inspired by the great work of Fanedit895, he got the ball rolling on this and I owe a lot of how this version turned out to his generous feedback and enthusiasm for the project

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Smallville: Justice Commences [Fanedit]

March 18th…and what a time to be alive if you worship at the alter of the almighty Zack.

I can’t say I’ve always been a fan of Snyder’s movies, I liked Man of Steel right up until the ending, and Batman v Superman is a little too try hard edgy for my tastes, but I cannot deny the man’s creativity and boldness, never too shy from giving fans a more ambitious vision for how to put together superhero films.

I am glad, despite my reservations, that the Snyder cut of JL is proving a big hit with critics and audiences as well as it’s devoted faithful who championed it’s cause for so many years.

So what about the Whedon cut? Well, let’s put it in perspective, it always suited a filler evening on the CW more than a movie theatre, so in this instance I’m putting it where it belongs, as an alternative season finale for Smallville, using the episode “Commencement” as the skeleton and JL as the meat. Sorry Henry, this is Welling’s time to take his place among the great ones, rofl.

Inspired by SouperboyX, with special thanks to Firemerk and SDN Editions.

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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.

The Last Son of Krypton By Souperboyx (review)

Here are my thoughts, having viewed the whole thing (spoilers)

Let’s get the obvious out the way first…WOW

Now onto the meat of the matter.

I’ve seen edits that alter narratives many a time, but the sheer amount of narrative changes he put together for this is just mesmerising. He took stuff from later episodes, deposited them at earlier points in the series, and somehow it all fits together. This is a testament to not just how diligent he is at episodic research, but also shows Smallville is full of moments that can fit just about any scenario with a few touch-ups.

I was very surprised at how quick he got Tom in the suit, moments after the fortress was formed even…but I suppose that was to be expected considering the pace of the remaining Kryptonian’s arrival. We’d had two hours plus of build-up, so by this juncture the audience have licked their lips long enough so serve up the main course!

How you structured Lois and Clark’s relationship to begin as work colleagues rather than as close friends from high school was a fine comics accurate-touch, and it allowed Lois to really peak in her element as a feisty, determined intrepid reporter digging as far as she can down the rabbit holes.

Lex’s journey was the most consistent from what we know of his tv portrayal, a few minor creative tweeks and omissions, but the themes are all there and the whole story plays out fairly straight forward, right up until the fortress invasion, that was a treat, I felt Lex and Jor-El never truly having a confrontation was a major element Smallville missed taking true advantage of.

I don’t think there’s too many things to critique, at least things he might already be aware of himself (I noticed a repeated frame in part six during the Crosby and Marth conversation), perhaps there was one too many dream sequences for my liking too, some parts of that confused me, particularly during the Lana and Teague fight, and Lex at the fortress…I know “Arctic” doesn’t give anyone a whole lot to work with, but I’m having some issue understanding what Kara rescued him from, I thought it was going to end with him being transported to the Phantom Zone until the scene with Kara.

I’ve had moments altering narratives in edits where I feel it made more sense in my head than anyone elses’, rofl. If he can explain these things, I’ll have an easier time understanding the decisions and choices.

Overall, Man of Steel provided some tender meat to a pleasantly functional skeleton, everything fused together, and those little issues noted above aside, I will state with great enthusiasm this guy has stitched together the best fan edit of 2020, and definitely one of the best Superman edits of all time. This is what Smallville was always capable of being, it has the best Superman cast, the best ‘young’ depictions of the characters, and is a great spin on the hero’s journey template.

I hope this edit inspires others, as much as it inspires me, to be more creative with their own editing projects and dare to think and do different.

Hopefully any kind of sequel won’t take up another seven years, but then, perfection cannot be rushed!

Supergirl: Into the Endless [Fanfiction]

KARA

 

Kara had been having quite a stressful day, or night, she wasn’t sure which at this stage, traversing the timelines of the multiverse in search of paragons and allies was proving as confounding to mind as it was stressful to her body.

Perhaps it was this befuddlement which was shortening her patience with The Monitor’s ways of trying to help everyone survive the current crisis.

She and Kate Kane, the Batwoman, entered just as The Monitor was identifying someone in the room as the paragon of truth, freshly discovered by her cousin Clark and his wife Lois.

“Lex Luthor played his role, and led me to him” he said, with Lex giving him a casual and mocking curtsy.

Kara was too fixated on what she desired to say to him to really take notice of who the paragon was.

“Oh yeah? How many people did he hurt to do that?”

Kara didn’t relent on spilling what was in her tired yet driven mind next.

The next few words she spoke would serve as a challenge to The Monitor, and to the way he was doing things.

“You think you’re a hero but you’re not”

“I think he’s kind of neat” said Lex.

Kara glanced at him with a look of dulled expectancy, as if to say “Well duh, of course you’d say that” before continuing.

She decided to move on the subject of who exactly was the paragon they had found, as far as she could tell they only had three, and the Bruce Wayne she and Kate had met had not been much of anything other than a disillusioned edgelord who had killed his version of Superman and had written off his world as something worth salvaging.

She found herself soon distracted by the buff but mild-mannered person in front of her, and suddenly something less appropriate slipped from her tongue, something she herself wasn’t expecting to say.

“Whoa Ray, you are looking jacked”

Her cousin was quick to correct her, coughing loudly to draw her in and alert her to her mistake before she could go further with the assumption much to her embarrassment.

“It’s your cousin…sort of” said Clark.

Kara’s face, in very quick succession, went from puzzled, to startled, to horrified.

Oh shoot. Kara thought.

How did I get so aroused by that?

He’s a parallel version of Kal. Clark. Gross.

I hope Lois isn’t giving me the look of daggers right now.

No, no she’d know I meant Ray.

Great Rao, why did I even want to say that about Ray?

Why would I want to compliment Ray like that?

I mean, maybe it’s because he looks so sharp and lean, maybe I kind of like picturing him a bit buffer.

No, no, why would I want to picture that at all?

We’re like ships that pass in the night, we’ve never had the time or a place in the universe to ask the other how we’re doing, how we’re feeling, or even to see what we’re doing on a weekend.

Maybe this whole crisis is the universe’s way of calling to both of us, to let us know its ok to try things out even at the edge of the end.

On the other hand, it’s a lot more awkward now because all I can think of when I picture him now is a buff cousin, and that’s not a good fit.

Kara in that moment chose to bury the feeling, and let the thoughts pass long into the endless realms of forbidden possibility.

Superman Returns: Always Around [Fanedit]

Superman Always Around

Cranked this one out over the course of the week. Superman Returns was one of the earliest edits I ever attempted in my cruder amateur days, and now with more experience and a burst of inspiration, I’ve come up with what I hope is a worthwhile edit that helps make the movie more of a highlight reel for the man of steel and what he stands for than some dreary deconstruction

Changes include

-Pre-titles sequence using the scene where Lex raids the fortress
-Scenes rearranged, which includes inserting the last scene of the movie into a much earlier point, meaning Clark is aware right from the outset that Jason is his son. Instead of learning who he is on the boat, we learn it from Clark as he watches Jason in bed at Lois’ home (yes, I retained Stalkerman for narrative purposes), and Lois and Kal’s first meeting is after he visits Jason’s bedroom.-Superman’s return to public service occurs with taking out the bank robber

-Lois’ bitchier moments trimmed and lessened so she comes off as more emotionally conflicted…she’s not mad at Superman, just dissapointed, and often wrestles with publishing a new piece about why the world needs him, it was important to place the scene where she can’t type up that piece before she meets Clark outside her home to demonstrate how conflicted she is on her opinion.

-Lois and Richard laughing at Clark cut

-Lex reading the paper skips over the Superman headline for reasons that’ll become clear as you read this cut list

-Clark and Lois’ rooftop meeting trimmed so the tension is lessened, at least until the moment they almost kiss. Lois is accepting of Clarks’ presence and they go for a flyby.

-Clark’s conversation with Martha moved along to just before he heads over to the Fortress to find the crystals missing

-Film proceeds as normal until Clark is hospitalised. Lois visiting him cut because…

-After Clark awakens, we cut to the new ending…the shuttle rescue

-Flyby over the earth trimmed significantly to properly synchronise with the music after Clark takes off from the stadium. Lois fainting cut.

 

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