Superman II

Continuity mistake: On Krypton, when the guard gets caught, Non's hand is at chest level. In the close-up it is at belly level.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the White House the cops fire 3 or 4 times at Zod but the wall and statue behind him have at least 15 bullet holes.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Clark reveals himself to Lois in Niagara Falls hotel room, by his hand falling into the fire, he backs up to where the bed and lava lamp like column is behind him. In that shot, there isn't much of the "lava" in the column. The scene cuts to a shot of Lois and then back to Clark and suddenly there is a lot of "lava" in the column. (00:53:05)

Continuity mistake: When the villains are being judged, for a brief second they change positions, Zod being on the far right instead the far left.

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Continuity mistake: In East Houston, behind the man lifted by Zod, there's a man standing several feet away from a car. A frame later he's very close to the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Zod burns several cars, the street is filled with parked cars and people. From Superman's point of view the street is empty and you only get to see the three burning cars and a couple of cabs.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman crushes Zod's hand, his hair gets wet and the fringe appears combed as a toupee.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursa is moving the helicopter around, the sky keeps changing from sunny to cloudy.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the town in Idaho when General Zod and his crew first visit, watch when the boy's father (elevated by Zod's finger) falls to the ground. You can see the pad under the dirt when he hits it.

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General Zod: I win. I always win. Is there no-one on this planet to even challenge me?

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Trivia: Jack O'Halloran who played Non was a professional boxer between 1966 and 1974. He got as high a ranking as 5th in the world.

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Question: In relation to "Superman Returns",since it's supposed to take place after "Superman II," which version is considered canon? The Lester cut or the Donner cut?

Answer: There's been no categorical statement, but given that the theatrically released Lester cut is the one that everybody knows, with the Donner cut being a relatively unknown curiosity, it would seem much more logical to consider that the Lester cut to be the canonical version of the story.

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Answer: Bryan Singer has a great relationship with Richard Donner and his wife, whose production company has produced all of the X Men movies, 4 of which Singer directed. Singer would have also directed X-Men: The Last Stand, but decided to do Superman Returns instead. He absolutely made Superman Returns building from Donner's cut of Superman 2. Superman Returns spoiler ahead: in Superman Returns, Lois Lane has a child. We see that the child has superhuman strength, and that it is Superman's son with Lois. In Lester's version, Superman and Lois consummate their relationship after he loses his Kryptonian powers, when he is an ordinary man. This would have made an ordinary child. But in Donner's version, Superman and Lois sleep together when he is still Superman, before he chooses to become an ordinary man, explaining why the child we see in Superman Returns has superhuman strength.

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