This is a slight reworking of my “Fourth Option” edit, only I’ve restored Superman wrecking the fortress of solitude, and slightly tweeked the meeting with Lois at the Daily Planet straight afterwards.
However, this won’t be going up on FE.org, because I’ve decided to make use of a truly remarkable peice of work by Youtuber APrideProduction, who’s appreciation for the two biggest game-changers in modern culture of the 70s have resulted in the meteoric marriage that is Superman V: Battle of the Death Star
The moment I wrapped seeing this, I knew precisely what the hook would be for my latest edit…Superman saving the Earth from the evil Empire opens the movie rather than a reprise of the first film or a bomb in Paris, and as such it is the destruction of the Death Star that ends up freeing Zod and company from The Phantom Zone!
You’ll have to forgive me for retaining APP’s watermark on the BFTDS footage, but I didn’t want to remove it and treat the new footage as if it were my own thing, it would not be fair to the original owner. This way you know exactly where it comes from.
Inspired partially by a scene from the ending of the Superman II redux
” , this “fourth option” edit allows you to view the Donner cut of Superman II in almost it’s unaltered entirety with yet another alternative outcome, one that does not include the time travel, amnesia kiss, or even the heartbreak of a Lois/Clark break-up.
I’ve grown up a Lois/Clark fan all my life and am a huge fan of their relationship in the comics, and they’ve never walked out on one another there. They’re one of the strongest, most durable married couples on the printed page and I want my movies reflecting that godammit!
Because I made this over a week ago on April Fools Day (and for future April Fool’s occasions), I decided to include the “Superman II as originally shot and intended to be filmed” credit at the beginning of the movie rather than do away with it, that way you can trick people into thinking this is indeed the story the director wanted to tell or surprise them with the fact that it’s a fanedit!
A reupload of an old favourite of mine. What if the Reeves movies had been a television series from the outset? Find out here, as plot elements of Superman II are cut down to 40 minutes, I’ve omitted most of Niagara Falls (bar one set piece), pink bear/blank bullets, fortress AND villain depowering, and other scenes to make it a bare bones and very basic Superman adventure ripe for Saturday tea-time viewing.