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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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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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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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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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