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Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Director Richard Donner was hired to do both Superman and its sequel, pretty much at the same time. Though he shot material for Superman II, he didn’t complete it at that time, and eventually he was replaced by director Richard Lester for II and III. In 2006, the “Richard Donner cut” of Superman II was released on DVD with great fanfare, although Donner didn’t actually make it. I still prefer the Lester version (and here’s why.)