Donner Superman 2 SE (merged thread)

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  1. TheBat

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    That is very cool in regards to the letter from Donner. We're all happy to finally have the real version of Superman II available. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for sharing the info about the letter
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    Nice find. I also enjoyed the comments that followed, particularly the one illuminating how events in Scrooged were made to mirror what happened with production of Superman II. Sweet!
     
  5. TheBat

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    Richard Donner also co-wrote a superman comic book story with geoff johns. Its out in stores now. I picked up the first issue tonight.
    Its more or less what Donner would have done if had made superman 3.
    it also has the donners cut letter on the back of the magazine.
    Jacob
     
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    Here to tell you guys about a near miss: I guess Warner's WAS looking into the possibility of a very limited run of theatrical screenings, but there wasn't enough interest on the national level to justify them striking film prints.
     
  7. TheBat

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    I don't know if people could handle two different superman movies in one year.
    Jacob
     
  8. Robert Anthony

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    And while I really grew to like Superman Returns, it's hard to say people handled just the one. [​IMG]
    I'm thinking there might be a smattering of DVD screenings? Maybe?
     
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    where did you hear about the possible limited release of superman 2?
    I do know that they are doing a screening for cast and crew next week on the big screen.
    Jacob
     
  10. paul_austin

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    lol the letter says it all, Donner reefers to spinning the earth backwards to put us back in time.
     
  11. Jim Barg

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    That surprises me about no theatrical screenings: it can't be that expensive to strike a print or two and shuttle those round the country. Granted, I can understand that a full-blown reissue might be cost-prohibitive, but you can't tell me that WB couldn't afford to do a series of one-off screenings. (The fact that I live in an area likely to have said one-off screening, should it ever happen, has nothing to do with my comment. Honest. [​IMG])
     
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    I heard there could be legal problems surrounding it.
    have no idea on what the legal problem is at the moment.
    Jacob
     
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    Ha. I still remember getting all excited about that Alien rerelease...that was nowhere. [​IMG] And that was for Halloween and would likely have been a lot easier to market to the masses than the Donner Cut. Still bummed about how that got scaled back.
     
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    I was fortunate enough to catch Alien upon its re-release. Perfect print in an empty theater. Awesome.
     
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    Richard Donner will be co-writing the series with Geoff Johns (who used to be his assistant) for the foreseable future. The first story arc is based off a pitch he and Johns made to Warner for a new Superman film between the Burton and Ratner/McG developments, with the second one based on Donner's ideas for Superman 3.
    Following arcs will re-introduce Bizarro World, General Zod, Parasite and a number of other famous storylines not seen in a while. Johns is one of DC's best writers and his friendship and previous collaborations with Donner make this one of the most exciting opportunities in Superman comic history. As a fan, I hope you all check it out.
     
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    Will each comic end with Superman turning back the world
    ? [​IMG]
     
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    DVDActive just posted the final cover artwork and specs for the high-def Donner Supes II release (also includes pics of S:TM.)
     
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    is superman II SE still under consideration
     
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    I mentioned a while back, that there will be a special screening of superman 2 the donners cut in LA with cast and crew.
    Its this November 2, 2006.
    I will be attending the special screening.
    I am leaving tonight for the LA trip, and won't be back until early saturday morning. I won't be able to review it until I return.
    Jacob
     
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    booooooooooooo why cant they have a nyc screening
     

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