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Let's start off with the full IMDB credits. Everyone in the diner is listed, but there's no Stan Lee. There's two "man in diner" entries, and there's no photo for Bill Hibbert, who is apparently uncredited. The second problem with this is Stan Lee is the long time writer, editor and publisher at Marvel Comics. He's had a cameo in virtually every ...


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I've done some more research on this question, and here's what I've come up with... 1) Stan Lee is not listed in the IMDB full cast & crew credits for Superman II. Note that he is listed in the IMDB credits for Trial of the Incredible Hulk, even though he wasn't credited within the film itself. 2) Superman II is not mentioned in Wikipedia's list of Stan ...


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Yes, and no, and yes, and no and yes. Yes Superman clearly disposes of Zod when he's de-powered. This would appear to be the very definition of Excessive Force given that he's not an immediate threat to Superman. No Except that Zod does still arguably pose a substantial ongoing threat to Superman and Lois. Firstly, he might order Ursa to kill Lois. ...


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There is no controversy about the main facts of what happened with Richard Donner in the filming of Superman II. He was fired by Alexander and Ilya Salkind, the brothers who were producing the film. Filming on the sequel had started before the release of Superman, but there was a break in the fall of 1978, so that Donner (who was originally intended to ...


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Superman and Lois used the telephone to call the Arctic police and bum a lift back to civilisation. No. Seriously. As you can see from this deleted scene, in the Superman 2 universe, the police have a regular presence in the Arctic and Clark evidently has a way to contact them (from the Fortress of Solitude) in order to allow them to arrest Lex and the ...


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I'd say it is most likely not Stan Lee in that scene. Stan Lee was left-handed. And you don't have to infer that fact from the photo of him holding a pencil (or cigarette?) in the other answer: (source) But the doppelganger in Superman II is holding an apple a ketchup container with his right hand: That is, by the way, his hand and not the hand of the guy ...


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The evidence suggests Kryptonians do need to breathe... ... some of the time, at least. Restricting myself to evidence from the older movies only, in Superman: The Movie (1978), when Luthor shoves Superman into a swimming pool, with that chunk of Kryptonite hanging from his neck, we see Superman exhaling bubbles of air while he's underwater. We then see him ...


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New powers came and went in the Superman comics over the years (telepathy, telekinesis, freeze breath, super blow, flare, etc.) but throwing the family crest, technically the Kryptonian equivalent of name-dropping or "throwing a title" (e.g. Mission Impossible III's "Did you just throw a title at me?"), never ever appeared in the comics. Nor can the idea be ...


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There's nothing to indicate exactly what it is, but the screenplay seems to indicate it's somehow related to Jor-El's role with the council (emphasis mine) ZOD leads the way into the chamber. This imposing crystalline space, the parliament of Krypton, is empty for the moment. But the signs of its members are ever-present: around the great floating slab that ...


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Kryptonians breathe and Krypton has an atmosphere. This image shows the haze of the Kryptonian atmosphere. In an airless world such as Earth's moon, this haze would not exist. Jor-El himself says that Earth's atmosphere will sustain Kal-El, clearly indicating that Kryptonians breathe.


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The canon quote from the film transcript is "We used to play this game at school. I never was very good at it!". I think it's pretty clear that he's referring to 'hide and seek' rather than his newfound ability to make himself appear in multiple locations since that would have obviously have raised a very considerable number of questions. Furthermore, ...


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It's just a plot hole and there's no real explanation for it, other than one someone could just make up (ie super-focusing micro-heat vision). Something similar happened in the first episode of Lois and Clark. It's best to just ignore it. And the beauty is, you can if you watch Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. It's a 2006 recut of Superman II by the ...


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In the 1978 Superman movies, Kryptonians do not need air and don't need to breathe to survive. Zod, Ursa and Non all walk, talk and survive in the zero atmosphere of the Moon. The talking part is scientifically inaccurate as sound cannot travel in a vacuum but one astronaut manages to hear and be heard by Ursa. The villains fly to the Moon, harass the locals ...


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There is no clearcut evidence in Superman II that anyone died at the end of the theatrical release of the film. although I admit it might be implied. "but Superman throws him against a wall and lets him fall, presumably to his death. Non leaps to attack Superman and falls in the same pit. Lois punches Ursa, who also falls into the pit." Yes, PRESUMABLY to ...


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