2006 Movie News Archives

Richard Donner

January 31, 2006: “Superman II” Donner Cut Without Donner

Last week we broke the story that Special Edition DVDs of the Superman films were definitely going ahead, including a Richard Donner version of "Superman II". In an interview with IGN.com Richard Donner has revealed that while his version of the film is indeed going ahead, he's personally not involved.

    Donner: They're doing it. I'm not doing it. They're doing it. Michael Thau, who used to be my assistant and is a good little editor - [said that] there were so many requests to Warner Brothers to see my cut that he went to them and they authorized it. He's been working for about four or five months now getting all the negatives and cuts out of England. A lot of it's been destroyed, a lot of it wasn't kept. But everything that he was able to [get], he said it will probably be about 70 percent my footage.

    Q: So the rest will be footage Lester shot?

    Donner: Yeah. I don't even want to see it until it comes out.

    Q: But you do want to see it?

    Donner: Oh, s**t yeah! But I don't want to cut it. I mean, I'm too far away from it now.

Read the complete interview at IGN.com.

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