Superman IIThe Superfans over at Superman Cinema report that Warner Brothers' negotiations with Ilya Salkind, producer of the series of Superman movies that started with 1978's Superman: The Movie, continue to progress so that the mythical director's cut of Superman II (1981) might be released to fans, or at least the unedited footage. This theoretical version, rumored to be far more comprehensive than Richard Lester's theatrical cut, would feature footage that director Richard Donner, who helmed the first film, shot before he was replaced (the first two movies were more-or-less shot as one). Special editions of Superman III (1983) and the Salkind-free and the unwatchable Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987) are also supposedly in-the-works, all due for release to coincide with the DVD release of Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, which hits theaters on June 30, 2006. Now I'm no marketing expert, but I suspect that the original DVD packaging, pictured here, will be changed before any reissue, as depictions of New York/Metropolis featuring either the Twin Towers or New York/Metropolis ON FIRE! are not very popular with buyers for some reason.
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