The feud: Superman director Richard Donner vs. Superman II director Richard Lester The accusation: Over 25 years after the release of Superman II, Donner pulled together the film elements to release his own cut of the film on DVD to restore the good stuff. Back story: After a fight with producers, Donner exited Superman II midway through production. Richard Lester was brought in to finish. Though the sequel was more highly regarded than the original Superman, Lesters follow-up Superman III was trashed, leading many fans to believe anything good in Superman II was because of Donner. Trash talking: Talking to Newsweek, Donner mentioned a restored scene in which Lois Lane discovers Supermans identity. I have no idea why they took it out. I can't speak for their lack of filmmaking intelligence."
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